Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Harvey rescue calf now man’s best friend

· February 23, 2018

Bringing a calf into the house during cold weather calving is not unusual for cow/calf producers around this time of year. It’s when the calf won’t leave, it becomes an issue. An orphan bottle calf rescued during Hurricane Harvey has recently grabbed national attention because well frankly, the heifer now thinks she’s a dog. Harveigh […]

Hurricane Harvey left more than $200M in crop, livestock loss

· November 1, 2017

The destruction has been added up and Hurricane Harvey was definitely a beast. Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economists estimate Harvey caused more than $200 million in crop and livestock losses. “The effects of Hurricane Harvey will linger for quite some time with our Texas farmers and ranchers,” said Dr. Doug Steele, agency director in […]

John Deere donates $1M to Habitat Hammers Back

· October 9, 2017

Deere & Company is giving $1 million to Habitat Hammers Back, a long-term recovery initiative organized by Habitat for Humanity International to help repair and rebuild communities ravaged by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. “Habitat for Humanity has many years of experience helping families build back after disasters, providing longer-term, sustained efforts to help people […]

In Hurricane Harvey rebuild, Mahindra steps up with $1.5M

· September 29, 2017

Mahindra North America is looking after their neighbors after Hurricane Harvey. The Texas-based tractor manufacturer has donated $1.5 million in cash, services, and equipment to the relief efforts. “As a Houston-based company, our employees and dealers have been directly impacted by Harvey. We are saddened to see the devastation left behind, not only in our […]

California Milk sends 70,000 lbs of dairy to Harvey, Irma areas

· September 22, 2017

When 42,000 pounds of cheese was delivered this week to the Houston Food Bank, another food relief truck was on its way to Treasure Coast Food Bank, all from the California dairy community in an effort to to support families in need who were affected by recent hurricanes in Texas and Florida.  The total commitment […]

USDA Disaster Assistance to help hurricane, wildfire victims

· September 13, 2017

The USDA reminds rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families, and small businesses impacted by the recent disasters that the USDA has programs that provide assistance. “In recent weeks, millions of Americans have been affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and the wildfires in the west,” Secretary Perdue said. “USDA employees have been working tirelessly and will […]

USDA sends food boxes to Hurricane Harvey families

· September 8, 2017

Families affected by Hurricane Harvey will soon be able to receive food packages containing nutritious, high-quality foods–100 percent grown and produced on farms in the U.S.–known as USDA Foods. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue said the food boxes families will receive are a short-term measure designed to address an immediate need for food until a longer-term […]

Hurricane Harvey could bring soybean rust north

· September 7, 2017

Recent research at the University of Illinois shows there is a possibility soybean rust could jump much longer distances and reach the Midwestern soybean crop earlier in the growing season, especially during hurricane season. Studies suggest that air masses moving from the south could sweep up rust spores from infected plants (kudzu or soybean) and […]

Alltech launches Hope After Harvey, sends team to rope cattle

· September 5, 2017

Global animal health leader Alltech believes the Lone Star State should not stand alone in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey’s deluge. To deliver relief specifically to Texas’ farm and ranch community, Alltech is launching Hope After Harvey. Alltech is donating $20,000 to kick off the relief fund and will then match all donations made to […]

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