Tuesday, November 15, 2011

STAR Fund Deadline Extended to Help Ranchers Rebuild Fences

With approximately 6,200 miles of ranch fences lost to this year’s historic wildfires, the Texas Department of Agriculture is extending the deadline for Round 2 of STAR Fund relief assistance until Nov. 30.

Created solely with monetary donations from private individuals and companies, including a $35,000 donation from Farm Credit, the STAR Fund helps ranchers rebuild fences through an effort called “Operation New Fences.”

STAR Fund applications may be downloaded here. Applications will also be available at local AgriLife Extension offices in counties that are eligible for federal ECP funding. All applications must be mailed to TDA and postmarked by Nov. 30, 2011.

To make a donation to the STAR Fund, or for more information,visit www.Texasagriculture.gov/STARFund. Ranchers needing more information may also call (512) 475 -1615.

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