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South Carolina Farm Bureau accepting applications for Ag Aid Foundation

on Tuesday, 12 February 2019. Posted in News, Local News

As a result of recent weather-related disasters and in response to the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, the South Carolina Farm Bureau Federation created the SCFB Agricultural Aid Foundation, a 501(c)(3) charitable organization, to assist farmers in recovery from natural disasters.

“Farmers in South Carolina are no strangers to hurricanes, flooding and natural disasters, especially after what we’ve experienced in the last few years,” said SCFB President Harry Ott. “They are the backbone of this state and this fund allows us to show them our support in their time of need.” To be eligible, farmers should complete the application, farm in one of the affected primary or contiguous counties as designated by the USDA and provide documentation of loss. Anyone interested in applying must submit the application by April 5.

The funds are available to all farmers, whether they are members of SCFB or not.

Contributions to the foundation are also currently being collected. Contributions are tax-deductible and can be made by check or online.

For more information, visit scfb.org/AAF.

South Carolina Farm Bureau is a grassroots, non-profit organization that celebrates and supports family farmers, locally grown food and our rural lands through legislative advocacy, education and community outreach. The organization, founded in 1944, serves more than 100,000 member families in 47 chapters.