The waters that raced through the valleys of Eastern Kentucky in late July 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 as communities say goodbye to 39 victims. While there’s never a good time for such crises, recent inflationary costs and increasingly turbulent weather had already crippled farming efforts this spring. Recovery efforts are bound to be arduous. Time after time, farmers have demonstrated perseverance following hardships like this. 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. There are various ways to connect with our Farmer Services Team, including our Farmer Resource Network search tool, our Online Request for Assistance Form, and our Farmer Hotline. Feel free to call 1-800-FARM-AID (1-800-327-6243) between 8am and 9pm CT / 9am and 10pm ET Monday through Friday to connect with one of our operators.
Before reviewing the spreadsheet below, take some time with these three guides which provide an excellent overview of key points and resources in the event of a disaster:
Resources for Farmers Affected by Kentucky Floods
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We work to keep this page up-to-date. If you know of additional resources you can share with us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call our hotline at 1-800-FARMAID.