Resource Center


National Resources

Farm Aid Hotline


If you need to talk to someone directly, Farm Aid is here to listen and connect you to helpful resources in your area. You can call the farmer hotline and speak with the Farm Aid Farm Advocate Jennie and other Farm Aid staffers Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. eastern time.

(800) FARM-AID / (800) 327-6243

National Suicide Hotline


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Are you are in crisis? Be connected to a skilled, trained counselor at a crisis center in your area, anytime 24/7.

(800) 273-TALK / (800) 273-8255


Mediation Resources

FSA Fact Sheets

This FSA fact sheet from 2016 has up to date info explaining mediation programs and listing the state contacts for existing mediation programs.


Disaster Resources

Farmers Legal Action Group

FLAG offers a number of guides and updates about federal risk management and disaster programs that can help protect your farm business against natural disasters. A good place to start is their Farmers’ Guide To Disaster Assistance, written by flag attorneys to explain FEMA assistance, federal crop insurance, USDA’s Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program and emergency loans from USDA’s Farm Service Agency.

Rural Advancement Foundation International

RAFI-USA has a fantastic set of resources to help you navigate Disaster Programs, including information covering disaster preparedness and disaster recovery.

Specialty Crop Growers

Farmers who grow specialty crops often face a unique set of hurdles in securing crop insurance and risk management tools.


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Drought Response Info


Due to an abnormally hot and dry summer, farmers in the high plains
and upper midwest are facing drought conditions and possible crop failures.

 
 

Minnesota

Minnesota Department
of Agriculture
Drought Response
Program

Montana

Montana Department
of Agriculture
Drought Management
Program

North Dakota

North Dakota
Department of Agriculture Drought
Hotline Map

South Dakota

South Dakota
Governor’s
Drought
Task Force


Report conditions in your area to the
National Drought Mitigation Center

USDA Drought Programs
and Assistance