WASHINGTON — The National Farmers Union and Farm Aid have partnered to award $500 grants to help cover household expenses for family farmers in Illinois, Kansas, Missouri and Wisconsin who have had their operations disrupted by spring floods.

Families who rely on farming for their income, live in the declared disaster areas and are experiencing hardship as a result of the storm are encouraged to complete an application, even if other relief such as crop insurance or Federal Emergency Management Agency funds have been made available.

While there is no deadline to apply, applications are reviewed as they are received and there is a finite amount of funding available. Applications will be reviewed by a team of NFU staff and representatives from the respective states. Approval is based on the applicant qualifying as a family farm and demonstrating economic loss.

Applications are available online at farmcrisis.nfu.org. Call Tom Bryant at 202-554-1600 with any questions or to have an application mailed to your address.

Donations to support these efforts can be made to Farm Aid’s Family Farm Disaster Fund at https://give.farmaid.org/give/54454/#!/donation/checkout.

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