WHAT'S GOING ON?

The largest wildfire in Texas history swept across the Panhandle burning over a million acres leaving behind devastation. With a long road of recovery ahead, our site will serve as a space for reliable agricultural aid and resource channels to connect the ones in need with those that have it on their hearts to help. The agriculture world is no stranger putting in the hard work or helping out our neighbors.

Hay Donation Efficiency

Moving feed and hay often requires a lot of moving parts. Calling ahead to supply points before sending large deliveries can help with scheduling and timing the process. This helps the supply centers plan and direct you straight to its final destination with a loader manned and ready. This aids in not only the efficiency but also keep bales of hay from falling apart in the process. 

Hay Hotline Site

Click for Hay Hotline

***The Texas Department of Agriculture is working out the kinks on this site*** The Hay Hotline currently serves as a marketplace connecting those searching for hay, transportation and pasture land for grazing, etc. This is a great place to connect those who have it with those searching. There is a way to show donation only listings. Those who have resources can utilize this system to list for free anytime.

STAR Fund - Helping Texas Farmers and Ranchers Recover from Disaster

The STAR Fund (State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund) was created solely with monetary donations from private individuals and entities to fund disaster recovery efforts. STAR Fund money may be used to assist farmers, ranchers and agribusiness owners in rebuilding fences, restoring operations and paying for other agricultural disaster relief. If you’d like to help folks impacted by the wildfire, floods or tornadoes, consider making a donation to the STAR Fund. The Program is designed to provide relief to Texas agricultural entities adversely impacted by natural disasters. 

Click here for Star Fund Relief Application

The application can be submitted online via the online grants management system called TDA-GO! The online application will be available on March 6. The application can be submitted via email or via snail mail to:

Texas Department of Agriculture

Attn: STAR Fund
PO Box 12847
Austin, TX 78711

Click here for USDA Disaster Assistance Programs

USDA offers a variety of programs to help farmers, ranchers, communities, and businesses that have been hard hit by natural disaster events.

Click here for USDA Protection and Recovery

USDA provides a suite of disaster assistance programs to help offset losses as well as crop insurance and other coverage options to help manage risk and provide a safety net. USDA’s Farm Service Agency, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and Risk Management Agency offers a number of options.

Click here for the Young Farmer Grant

Pursuant to the Texas Agriculture Code, Section 58.091, the Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) administers the Young Farmer Grant program (YFGP). The YFGP is administered by TDA under the direction of the Texas Agricultural Finance Authority (TAFA). The program is offered twice a year (fall and spring).

The purpose of this program is to provide financial assistance in the form of dollar-for-dollar matching grant funds to young agricultural producers that are engaged or will be engaged in creating or expanding an agricultural business in Texas.

You are not fighting this battle alone. If you or someone you know needs help-reach out.

  • AgriStress Helpline for Texas – Southwest Ag Center: 833-897-2474
  • Stress Management & Crisis Support – Southwest Ag Center: visit uthct.edu
  • Mental Health Counseling – South Texas Rural Health Services: 830-879-3047 or visit SouthTexasRuralHealth.com
  • Mental Health Crisis Services – Texas Health and Human Services: visit hhs.texas.gov

FAQs

As a feed and supply store in the Texas Panhandle, I had many reach out to me asking where to send aid and/or how to get it. I am doing my best to connect those in need to those willing to help. If you need more assistance or have any questions, comments or concerns at all please do not hesitate to give me a ring at (806) 256-2124 or (806) 779-2209.

Sending love, prayers and resources your way!

C&H Feed and Supply, LLC

Bret & Bailey Troxell

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Link to Panhandle Wildfire & Recovery Facebook Page

A lot of people are posting here to show who has what and where it needs to go quick.

Photography Credits
Paper heart: Bailee Barnes
Cattle grazing: Commissioners website