Missouri: Disaster Relief Fund Announced; $150,000 Donated to Help Missouri Farmers

News Date: 06/21/2011

The Missouri Department of Agriculture announced the creation of an agriculture disaster relief fund to help the farm families and businesses that are recovering from the recent flux of severe storms, floods, and tornados.  Monsanto and the Republic of China (Taiwan) are the first to donate, $100,000 and $50,000 respectively.  The Missouri Agriculture Disaster Relief Fund will be used to help non-profit organizations repair infrastructure, individuals or organizations with major disaster grants, as well as farm families.

"Our state has seen great devastation this year where thousands of families have been impacted by severe weather and flooding.  This new disaster relief fund will help Missouri farm families get back on their feet and begin rebuilding their homes, businesses, and lives," said Director of Agriculture Dr. Jon Hagler. "We are grateful for the significant contributions made by Monsanto and the Republic of China (Taiwan) that will go towards keeping our state's agriculture industry resilient. It remains a priority of the Missouri Department of Agriculture and our partners to do everything we can to assist those devastated by natural disasters, now and into the future."  For more information, click here.