Help for CO ag after floods

Sep 20, 2013
by WLJ

The Colorado Farm Bureau (CFB) has set up a disaster fund to aid farmers and ranchers directly impacted by the recent flooding in northeast Colorado; 100 percent of the funds will go directly to aiding these producers as they face the aftermath of this disaster.

This flooding has led to a large impact within the agricultural industry within these areas, including damaged fields, stranded livestock, damaged facilities and infrastructure, including roadways and waterways.

“We want to aid our state’s farmers and ranchers in any way that we can, and we offer our support to those who affected by this natural disaster,” said CFB President Don Shawcroft.

Gov. John Hickenlooper signed an executive order on Friday, Sept. 13 to declare a disaster emergency due to the flooding affecting 14 counties: Adams, Arapahoe, Broomfield, Boulder, Denver, El Paso, Fremont, Jefferson, Larimer, Logan, Morgan, Pueblo, Washington and Weld.

The order authorizes $6 million for the disaster emergency fund from the general fund to pay for flood response and recovery.

For more information on how to donate and aid these producers please visit Checks payable to Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation, cash and credit card payments are being accepted at this time. Please note Disaster Fund-Colorado Floods in the memo line on the check. Cash and checks can be sent to:

Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation, Attn: Disaster Fund, 9177 E. Mineral Circle, Centennial, CO 80112 CFB’s thoughts and prayers are with the families and producers affected by this flooding. — WLJ