Puerto Rico Farm Bureau Agricultural Relief Fund

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Are you a farmer or rancher in Puerto Rico who was affected by Hurricane Maria? Need help covering agricultural-related losses? The Puerto Rico Farm Bureau’s Agricultural Relief Fund can help. 

An application form to receive assistance is available through the Puerto Rico Farm Bureau. You can also click here to download an application and learn more details about the relief fund and how to apply for assistance. Applications are due April 15, 2018.


Make a tax-deductible donation by April 15. 

In September 2017, Puerto Rico’s agricultural sector was devastated by Hurricane Maria. Official government estimates indicated the damage was as high as 80 percent of the island’s farm production, including field crops, plantains, bananas, papaya and coffee.

To help provide relief, a special Puerto Rico Agricultural Relief Fund has been established by Texas Farm Bureau’s Agriculture Research and Education Foundation. Tax-deductible donations are now being accepted to help farmers and ranchers on the island recover from the impact of Hurricane Maria.

This fund will collect and distribute monetary contributions only.

One hundred percent of the donations to this fund will be dispersed to aid farmers and ranchers in Puerto Rico.

Your tax-deductible credit card donation can be made online by clicking the link below:

Please contact Janice Neckar at jneckar@txfb.org or 254-751-2494 with monetary donation questions.

If you prefer to pay by check, make it out to the "Texas Farm Bureau Agriculture Research and Education Foundation" and send to:

Texas Farm Bureau Agriculture Research and Education Foundation
Puerto Rico Agricultural Relief Fund
P.O. Box 2689
Waco, TX 76702-2689
Attn: Cyndi Gerik

Please denote “Puerto Rico Agricultural Relief” in check memo line.

Click here for additional information about the Fund. 


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