Texas Farm Bureau donates $1.5 million to farmers and ranchers affected by Hurricane Harvey

Posted at 2:40 PM, Dec 21, 2017
and last updated 2017-12-21 15:40:38-05

On Thursday, the Texas Farm Bureau announced that it distributed nearly $1.5 million in funds to farmers and ranchers affected by Hurricane Harvey. 

"Harvey blew in and overstayed [its] welcome," said TFB president Russell Boening. "The hurricane-turned-tropical storm caused severe damage to Texas agriculture." 

More than 1,200 organizations and individuals from across the country sent in donations to the TFB Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. 

“The heart, resilience and spirit of Texas, and of our farmers and ranchers, is second to none,” Boening said. “We’re thankful for the large community of support that came pouring in from across the state and nation in our time of need.”

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