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2017-05-11

Deadline approaches for wildfire relief applications

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If you were affected by recent wildfires in the Texas Panhandle, the time to apply for aid is now.
"Thanks to the generosity of companies, individuals and organizations, Texas Farm Bureau is able to help farmers and ranchers with unreimbursed losses for livestock, feed, buildings, barns and equ ipment, "Barbara Mazurek, President County Farm Bureau president, said, "It's been tough for many in the Panhandle, We' re hoping theses donations can help our fellow Texans rebuild their lives."
A committee appo inted by the Texas Farm Bureau Agriculture Research and Education Foundation board of directors will review the applications. Funds will be dispersed as soon as is practical.
The three wildfires that ripped through the Panhandle caused an estimated $25.1 million in damages, according to the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Services.
"It's hard to ask for help. We understand that, "Barbara said. "We encourage anyone affected by the Panhandle fires to apply for relief from TFB's fund. "
Applications for relief are available at: http://texas farm bureau.org/panhandle-wildfire-relieffund/.