How Does Farm Aid Help Farmers?


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Through  hotlines (1-800-FARM-AID and farmhelp@farmaid.org), Farm Aid staff refer farmers to an extensive network of family farm organizations across the country. The referrals support farmers seeking to make transitions to more sustainable and profitable farming practices, and also provide immediate and effective support services to farm families in crisis. Farm Aid makes grants to farm and rural service organizations to create this network of resources for farmers.

Why family farmers need help

Family farmers in the United States are under extreme economic pressure and thousands are pushed off their land every year. This crisis in farm country is threatening the very existence of the family farm in America. As family farms are forced out by large, factory farms, the quality of our food, our environment and our food security is in danger.

Why family farmers are important

Independent family farmers are the pillars of their communities. They grow high quality food, are active in civic life, and are essential to the economic vitality of both their hometowns and the nation. As stewards of the land, family farmers work to protect the soil, air, water, and biodiversity in addition to producing high-quality, healthy food for everyone.

Donate now to support our valuable network of farm advocates and connect family farmers with the help they need.

3 Responses to “How Does Farm Aid Help Farmers?”

  1. ray talley says:

    Dear FARMER AID
    I NEED HELP IN SAVING MY RANCH I HAVE BEEN TO THE BANKS HERE IN HELENA mT AND THERE MORE INTERESTED IN SUBDIVING MY RANCH THEN HELPPING US. I HAVE HAD 5 OPEN HEART SYRG. AND HAVE FALLEN LITTLE BEHIND BUT MY WIFE OF 44YRS AND I ARE GOING TO FIGHT IN EVERY WAY WE CAN. THANK YOU FOR ANY HELP OR ADVICE YOU CAN GIVE US.
    RAY TALLEY A RANCHER IN NEED

  2. LindaLee says:

    Ray, I recommend you visit http://www.farmaid.org and give them your information and request. Good luck, sir.

  3. We own appx. 100 acres in a fast developing area. We are a small dairy farm..we would like to keep it for as long as we can…I am 75 yrs. old…my son does all the work..he is 55…and stressed beyond safe limits…we milk about 25 – 30 cows…we have additional dry cow, heifers and calves…our milk check dropped by about $2,000. a month since a year ago…we don’t want to owe people but I have poured most of my resources in to help with bills…and the bank won’t help us..he rents and farms additional acres in the area…there is no way we can see to be able to purchase seed and fertilizer for next spring…we have enough silage and corn and hay for winter we think…what can we do? Any suggestions would be appreciated…thanks.

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