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Flood damage in Richmond Village, Vermont. Photo by U.S. Air National Guard Senior Master Sgt. Michael Davis (CC BY 2.0)

Blog | July 14, 2023

Resources for Farmers Affected by Floods in the Northeast

The storm that recently ravaged Vermont and parts of New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts and New Hampshire left a wake of ruined crops, perished livestock and destroyed equipment for the area’s farmers and ranchers. Compounding the situation is the devastation the entire area is witnessing – washed out roads, homes knocked off foundations, power outages and deep grief. While there’s never a good time for such crises, recent inflationary costs and increasingly turbulent weather have already crippled farming efforts this year. Recovery efforts are bound to be arduous. Time after time, farmers have demonstrated perseverance following hardships like this.  The way communities are coming together in support and solidarity is truly heartening. With support, the road will be a little less bumpy and producers will once again recover, thanks in no small part to their resilience.

If you’ve been impacted by the flooding, this resource spreadsheet (below) curated by Farm Aid’s Hotline Team can point you toward both local and national resources offering relief. Please be sure to check back often as programs evolve quickly and remember that Farm Aid is here for you in other ways as well.

Please be alert for potential fraud and scams at this time.

Our Farmer Services team is available through a number of channels:

  • If you prefer one-on-one support, our Farm Aid Hotline is open Mondays through Fridays from 9am – 9pm ET; 1-800-FARM-AID (1-800-327-6243). While crisis assistance is understandably front of mind at this time, remember that our team is here to assist you with essentially any situation or need you have. Si necesita hablar con el equipo de servicios directamente, llámenos al 1-800-FARM-AID (1-800-327-6243). La línea directa en español está disponible de lunes a viernes de 9am – 5pm hora del este.
  • You can also submit an online Request for Assistance form and one of our team members will respond promptly via email.
  • Or feel free to explore our Farmer Resource Network, a free search tool that can be used to find organizations and resources that are useful.

Before reviewing the spreadsheet below, take some time to read these two guides which provide an excellent overview of key points and resources in the event of a disaster:

Resources for Farmers Affected by Northeast Floods

View the resources below, or click here to view this on Google Sheets.

We work to keep this page up-to-date. If you know of additional resources you can share with us, please email farmhelp@farmaid.org or call our hotline at 1-800-FARM-AID.

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