American Farmland Trust Launches Farmer Relief Fund


Amid the coronavirus pandemic, the resilience of America is being tested in all sectors, but especially in agriculture.

It is estimated that farms and ranches could lose anywhere from $700 million to $1.3 billion in direct sales from just March-May. Additionally, because it is the beginning of planting season, little money is coming in as is.

To help, the American Farmland Trust started the Farmer Relief Fund, with 100 percent of the money collected going directly to the farmers.

“This effort will award direct market farmers with cash grants - to help them weather the current storm of market disruptions,” a release said. “Farmers and ranchers provide the food we rely on everyday--and they are the backbone of local communities and economies....Now more than ever they need your support.”

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