STAR Fund Helps Farmers and Ranchers
As residents along the Texas coast begin cleanup efforts after the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Commissioner Miller is calling on others to donate to the STAR Fund and lend a helping hand to those ag producers devastated by this historic storm.
he STAR Fund was created to collect monetary contributions from private individuals and businesses to assist farmers and ranchers in responding to and recovering from natural disasters. Farmers and ranchers can apply for the STAR Fund and receive assistance for rebuilding perimeter fences, paying for livestock burial costs, restoring operations and assisting with other agricultural relief efforts - basically anything that isn't covered under federal farm assistance or insurance programs. Every single dollar donated to the STAR Fund is disbursed to ag producers in areas under a disaster declaration.
"Hurricane Harvey caused devastation and losses like we've never seen before in our lifetime," Commissioner Miller said. "Farmers and ranchers throughout the Coastal Bend and along the Texas coast are trying to pick up the pieces and figure out what to do next to rebuild. That's where the STAR Fund comes into play and why it was created - to help folks out with things federal money and insurance won't cover."
to the STAR Fund today, and help a farmer or rancher in need!