Farm Credit Mid-America, CoBank contribute $50,000 to aid relief efforts for Eastern Kentucky flooding victims

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August 09, 2022    |    News Stories

Farm Credit Mid-America and CoBank are partnering to support families and communities devastated by the severe floods that have impacted Kentucky, particularly the eastern counties of Breathitt, Clay, Knox, Letcher and Perry.

Farm Credit Mid-America and CoBank will jointly contribute $50,000 to the Kentucky Department of Agriculture and Kentucky Farm Bureau’s KBF for Kentucky Relief Fund, which will support families and communities in these affected areas.

“Our hearts go out to everyone who has been so severely impacted by this devastating weather event and who are still trying to find relief from its immediate impact,” says Mark Barker, Senior Vice President of Agricultural Lending in Kentucky for Farm Credit Mid-America. “While the impact to agriculture has thankfully been minimal, the impact to our neighbors has been immense, and we want to do our part to contribute to relief efforts today and in the future.”

“CoBank is proud to partner with Farm Credit Mid-America to support those whose lives and livelihoods have been impacted by the recent flooding in Kentucky,” said Wes Millard, regional vice president, CoBank. “We hope that this aid will help to ease some of the most immediate suffering and provide support to impacted communities as they work to recover and rebuild.”