On Monday, August 10th, 2020, a derecho swept through several of the country's midwestern states, causing destruction to an estimated 10 million acres of farmland and crops. A derecho is a widespread wind storm that is produced from a band of rapidly moving showers or thunderstorms. A derecho can cause destruction similar to the strength of tornadoes; but in comparison, is a relatively straight path.
The USDA has announced the availability of assistance to farmers, ranchers and communities affected by Monday's storm, but more help is still needed.
Listed below are a few organizations that have pledged to provide relief and aid in recovery. Also listed are links to apply for assistance if you have been affected by this storm. Each site has an option for you to donate and support these charities in their mission to help those affected by this disaster. Thank You.
Farmers with non-insurable crops who suffer crop losses or lower yields may be eligible for help under USDA’s Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program if the losses were due to natural disasters. Please visit this site for more information:
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