KCA Responds to Anderson Creek Fires
In the wake of the Fires in Barber and Commanche counties, KCA immediately began fielding calls of support for the Ranchers affected by the devastating fire. Within hours, KCA was coordinating hay deliveries from as far away as Kentucky.
Nearly 3,000 hay bales have been delivered to the area in what has been an exemplary display of how the beef industry pulls together for fellow cattlemen. The short-term needs of the hay for the area has been met, but other support for the region is still needed.
For those interested in donating fencing and other supplies, we recommend contacting the local emergency response team at 620-930-0101.
For those wishing to donate financially, donations may be sent to the KCA offices or by credit card by calling 785-238-1483 or by clicking here and then on Anderson Creek Wildfire Donation.
KCA in conjunction with other cattle trade organizations has reached out to our Senators and other USDA officials to find ways to satisfy the immediate needs of the affected area.
Several programs that cover grazing/livestock are
1. livestock forage program (for loss of grazing/pasture land due to fire),
2. livestock indemnity program (for livestock deaths),
3. emergency conservation program (for rehabilitation of land affected by fire) and possibly
4. emergency livestock assistance program for other unique losses (loss of access to water for example).
County FSA offices can assist producers in enrolling in these programs and it’s best to reach out to them soon. Most disaster programs have a 30 day sign up period.