MARLBOROUGH, Mass. — The United States’ agriculture sector has recently been hit hard by a series of natural disasters. Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Puerto Rice and the U.S. Virgin Islands have all been pounded by hurricanes, while Montana, the Dakotas and nearby states have been devastated by drought and wildfires. To help, Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation (MFBF) has established an Agricultural Disaster Relief Fund.
“When wildfires tore through Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas and Colorado last year, we saw farmers and ranchers throughout the country step up to assist their fellow agriculturalists,” said MFBF President Ed Davidian, who farms in Northborough. “Now is no different. In light of all these natural disasters, MFBF’s Board of Directors voted unanimously to create a relief fund to assist farmers and ranchers who are in need with financial contributions.”
As this disaster relief fund is set up within the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Preservation Foundation, which is a 501c(3), all contributions are considered charitable donations for tax purposes.
“We all suffer hardships from time to time,” Davidian said. “I’m hoping that we can show resilience and support from Massachusetts to others in their time of need.”
Checks should be made payable to “Massachusetts Farm Bureau Preservation Foundation” and mailed to 249 Lakeside Ave, Marlborough, MA 01752. To donate via PayPal or a credit card, please visit http://www.farmbureau.co/
Please note: because of the distance and shipping logistics, MFBF cannot accept in-kind contributions of products or supplies.
MFBF appreciates your support in advance.
—Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation
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