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Relief program for Texas farmers emerges from 2021 freeze

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When Winter Storm Uri swept Texas in February 2021, many small family farmers and ranchers faced significant, unexpected losses. A statewide collaborative of farmer support organizations immediately mounted a grassroots effort that quickly generated and awarded more than $133,000 in cash grants for direct relief to farmers and their families."Texas small farmers are incredibly independent, strong, and talented,” said Judith McGeary of the Farm & Ranch Freedom Alliance. “But many are already stretched thin by a system that is tilted against them. An event like the February freeze is just too much.”The ten collaborators began reaching out to the public ...

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