Louisiana farmers and ranchers continue to endure the aftermath of Hurricane Ida, the fourth hurricane of the 2021 Atlantic season. Tied in Louisiana landfall intensity with the Last Island Hurricane of 1856 and 2020’s Hurricane Laura, the Category 4 hurricane brought heavy rainfall, sustained winds over 150 mph and a devastating storm surge, destroying farmers’ homes and farms across southern Louisiana.
In an effort to lend support to their recovery, Mississippi Farm Bureau Federation is asking both county Farm Bureaus and individuals to consider making donations to the Mississippi Farm Bureau Foundation and Relief Fund. With the combined donations, MFBF will purchase posts, fencing, wire and other essential items needed to assist the affected parish Farm Bureau members.
To contribute to this relief effort, you can mail a check or submit an online donation.
Checks should be made payable to the Mississippi Farm Bureau Foundation and Relief Fund, with a note on the memo line indicating the money is for the Louisiana Hurricane Ida Relief. They should be mailed to the following address:
Mississippi Farm Bureau Foundation and Relief Fund
Attn: Jimmi Phillips
P.O. Box 1972
Jackson, Mississippi 39215
Online donations can be submitted at msfb.org/foundation.
As a 501(c) (3), any contribution made to the Mississippi Farm Bureau Foundation and Relief Fund is tax deductible. Contact Jimmi Phillips at firstname.lastname@example.org or 601-977-4896 with donation questions.
To learn more about the direct agricultural impacts Hurricane Ida will cause, click here.