News | October 10, 2017 | Read Time: 2 minutes
Monsanto Pledges $200,000 to Support Texas Farmer-focused Organizations Aiding in Hurricane Recovery Efforts
To support the recovery efforts of farmers and ranchers impacted by the destruction and flooding in Texas caused by Hurricane Harvey, Monsanto Company and Deltapine® Cotton announced today a donation of $200,000 to assist with ongoing disaster relief efforts in the region. The funds will be distributed to the Texas Farm Bureau and the State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund (STAR) enabling the organizations to provide assistance to farmers and ranchers in disaster areas or impacted by the hurricane. “For many farmers, this event couldn’t have come at a worse time, with many just beginning or about to begin harvest,” said Brian Naber, Monsanto’s U.S. commercial operations lead. “By supporting the Texas Farm Bureau and State of Texas Agriculture Relief Fund, we hope that we’re able to help many in the Texas ag community that have been affected by this unparalleled disaster.” Monsanto employees will also be able to support relief efforts by making donations to the organizations, with the company matching employee contributions. Monsanto announced an initial donation of $500,000 to the American Red Cross and Feeding America/Feeding Texas to help address the critical and immediate need to feed families affected by the storm, both in the days after landfall and throughout the rebuilding process.