To support the recovery efforts of farmers and ranchers impacted by the destruction and flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey, Monsanto Company and Deltapine Cotton is donating $200,000 to assist with ongoing disaster relief efforts in the region.
The funds will be distributed to the Texas Farm Bureau and the State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund (STAR), enabling the organizations to provide assistance to farmers and ranchers in disaster areas or impacted by the hurricane.
“For many farmers, this event couldn’t have come at a worse time, with many just beginning or about to begin harvest,” said Brian Naber, Monsanto’s U.S. commercial operations lead. “By supporting the Texas Farm Bureau and State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund, we hope that we’re able to help many in the Texas ag community that have been affected by this unparalleled disaster.”
“We appreciate the generosity of Monsanto in helping farmers and ranchers on the Texas Gulf Coast rebuild after Harvey,” said Texas Farm Bureau President Russell Boening. “The storm was a devastating blow, but agriculture is a national community with a determination to help in times of crisis.”
“I want to send a Texas-sized thank you to the folks at Monsanto for their very generous donation to the State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund,” Commissioner Sid Miller said. “Monsanto’s support – along with all the donations to the STAR Fund, both large and small – shows the true spirit of the Texas agriculture community. We pull together in times of crisis, and we always lend a helping hand when others are in need.“
Monsanto employees will also be able to support relief efforts by making donations to the organizations, with the company matching employee contributions.
Monsanto announced an initial donation of $500,000 to the American Red Cross and Feeding America/Feeding Texas to help address the critical and immediate need to feed families affected by the storm, both in the days after landfall and throughout the rebuilding process.
Source – Monsanto