Let the STAR Fund Help You Repair After the Panhandle Wildfires

Dear Friends,

I am in the Texas Panhandle right now, surveying the damage from the recent wildfires that have burned large swaths of Texas ranchland. Seeing the damage up close brings home the devastation suffered by the farmers and ranchers here. Their resilient spirit is matched only by their neighbors willingness to help them get back on their feet. That’s what makes Texas such a special place.

It is that Texas spirit of caring that has brought donations pouring into the State of Texas Agriculture Relief (STAR) Fund. We have already seen over $100,000 raised by caring Texans for farmers and ranchers in need. If you have been affected by these wildfires or other natural disasters, the STAR Fund is ready to help. We’re standing by to rebuild fences, restore operations or assist with any other ag-related relief. Click here to fill out an application.

Managed by the Texas Department of Agriculture, the STAR Fund provides emergency assistance to Texas farmers and ranchers affected by disasters like the wildfires that have burned more than 400,000 acres across several counties in the Panhandle.

Consider helping a fellow Texan in need by donating to the STAR Fund. Click here to make your contribution today and know that you’ll be making a difference in the lives of those who provide us with the food and fiber we all need.

Every day, we depend on farmers and ranchers to provide our families with the healthy food and warm clothes that sustain our lives, and now it is our time to help. Remember friends, Texas Agriculture Matters!