Figures from the Office of the State Climatologist at Texas A&M University show that the month of May has been the wettest month ever in the state’s history, averaging 7.54 inches, besting the previous record of 6.66 inches in June of 2004. As such, many parts of Texas have been declared disaster areas.
Disaster relief is available through the Texas Department of Agriculture as well as the STAR Fund Producer Disaster Assistance Program.
For more information on disaster relief from the Texas Department of Agriculture, visit TexasAgriculture.gov.
The STAR Fund Producer Disaster Assistance Program has been established to provide relief to Texas agriculture producers located in counties adversely impacted by natural disasters. Relief assistance must be applied for within 60 business days from the date of the governor’s disaster declaration. For qualification information and application, visit TexasAgriculture.gov or email grants@TexasAgriculture.gov.