Capital Farm Credit Donates $50,000 to Wildfire Relief Efforts in Texas Panhandle
BRYAN, Texas – Capital Farm Credit, a member of the Farm Credit System and Texas’ largest agricultural lender, has donated $50,000 to support wildfire relief efforts in the Texas Panhandle.
Recent fires burned more than 480,000 acres in Texas’ Panhandle region, and tragically took the lives of four people and thousands of head of cattle, horses and other livestock.
“Texas ranchers, farmers and residents have taken relief efforts for this disaster personally by donating money, water, vet supplies, fencing and feed. This donation will assist the good work already completed and hopefully encourage others to still give,” said Ben Novosad, Capital Farm Credit’s chief executive officer. “A big part of our mission is to help rural areas grow and thrive, during both good times and bad. We’re committed to fulfilling that mission and helping to support these communities in this time of need.”
Capital Farm Credit allocated their donation among several funds directly benefitting agricultural producers and emergency departments in the affected area in the Texas Panhandle, including Gray, Hemphill, Lipscomb, Ochiltree and Wheeler counties.
If you’d like to join Capital Farm Credit in donating to these organizations, information is available at https://www.capitalfarmcredit.com/news/txfire-relief-efforts-2017.
Capital Farm Credit has provided financing to Texas farmers, ranchers, rural property owners and agribusinesses for more than 100 years. Headquartered in Bryan, CFC has offices serving most of Texas. For more information about its patronage dividend program, financial services and office locations, visit CapitalFarmCredit.com.