Farmers in Alabama who were impacted by Hurricane Michael are being reminded you have until Thursday, January 31st to apply for grants from the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation (AFAF).
According to Foundation Chairman Jimmy Parnell, the nonprofit will disperse almost $200,000 donated by individuals, county Federations and agribusinesses following the disastrous storm.
In a release Parnell said, “We have been overwhelmed with the generosity shown to Alabama farmers in the wake of Hurricane Michael. The Foundation established the Alabama Farmers Hurricane Relief Fund in response to people asking how they could help. We will now use an application process to make sure every dollar goes directly to a farmer in need.”
Parnell said funds will be targeted toward farmer losses not covered by a farm-owner policy, crop insurance or disaster relief programs. The online application gives farmers an opportunity to describe losses to crops, buildings, timber and fencing.
A committee will evaluate the applications and distribute funds based on the extent of non-covered losses.
Farmers are encouraged to apply online at AlabamaFarmersFoundation.org.