It’s time to help farmers, ranchers, and livestock displaced by the Kincade Fire. These monetary donations will be used to purchase feed and supplies generously contributed at cost by local retailers.
All funds donated will go directly to farmers, ranchers, and their livestock.
We are happy to announce that American AgCredit has generously offered a matching program up to $25,000 for all donations collected through this fund. That means every dollar you donate, will become $2 dollars for those in need.
It’s time to help a family with a deep history in Sonoma County. The 107-year-old Oak Ridge Angus Ranch – the LaFranchi Ranch – lost all their barns, homes and hay supply in the Kincaid Fire.
Cheryl and Frank are our friends, high school classmates, veterinarian, and fellow ranchers. They have shown up with animals for demonstrations, Ag Days and livestock judging contests. How often has Frank responded in the middle of the night to an animal or need or volunteered his time to help at our local fairs?
Cheryl and Frank have always stepped up when we needed them..and now it’s our turn to step-up for them and all those impacted; Eric and Stephanie, Logan & Taylor, and Jordan, Alicia, and Debbie.
Every dollar donated to the Oak Ridge Angus Ranch fund will go toward purchasing and delivering hay and other essential supplies directly to the ranch, family members, and workers who have been displaced by this tragic event.
Resources for Recovery
Farmers and ranchers, if you need help please don’t hesitate to reach out.
Call (707) 544-5575 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For emergency situations please contact Tawny Tesconi
Call (707) 480-6947 or email email@example.com
In 2017 the FSA was listed to offer various types of support to affected farmers, such as:
- Emergency Loan Program (EM) ( this is a loan with interest)
- Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP) (dead animals)
- Emergency Conservation Program (ECP) (debris removal/fence replacement/ drip, above ground pipeline, tanks)
- Tree Assistance Program (TAP) (cost share to help replant trees or vines) Emergency Assistance for Livestock Program (ELAP). (
- Pasture losses, stored feed losses including honey bees, and fish farm losses)
- Wildfire Hurricane Indemnity Program + (WHIP+) (tree & vine losses, production losses for insured crops)
Farm Service Agency Disaster Assistance Programs
- Livestock Forage Program (LFP): LFP provides compensation to eligible livestock producers that have suffered grazing losses due to drought or fire on land that is native or improved pastureland with permanent vegetative cover or that is planted specifically for grazing. Learn more about LFP.
- Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP): LIP provides benefits to livestock producers for livestock deaths in excess of normal mortality caused by adverse weather or by attacks by animals reintroduced into the wild by the federal government. Learn more about LIP.
- Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish (ELAP): ELAP provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish for losses due to disease (including cattle tick fever), adverse weather, or other conditions, such as blizzards and wildfires, not covered by LFP and LIP. Learn more about ELAP.
- Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish (ELAP) – Honey Bee Assistance: ELAP provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish for losses due to disease (including cattle tick fever), adverse weather, or other conditions, such as blizzards and wildfires, not covered by LFP and LIP. Learn more about ELAP
- Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees, and Farm-Raised Fish (ELAP) – Livestock Assistance: ELAP provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish for losses due to disease (including cattle tick fever), adverse weather, or other conditions, such as blizzards and wildfires, not covered by LFP and LIP. Learn more about ELAP.
- Tree Assistance Program (TAP): TAP provides financial assistance to qualifying orchardists and nursery tree growers to replant or rehabilitate eligible trees, bushes, and vines damaged by natural disasters. Learn more about TAP.
- 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP): 2017 WHIP provides disaster payments to agricultural producers to offset losses from hurricanes, such as Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate, as well as devastating wildfires during 2017. Learn more about 2017 WHIP.
Click HEREto view the Farm Service Agency Disaster Assistance Program at a Glance
Loans for losses to crops, trees, livestock, farm land and farm property
Farm land damage
- The Sonoma County Farm Bureau is helping to connect members with hay, water and other resources nessary for livestock, fundraising to help those with livestock who have been impacted by the fires, and working closely with the Sonoma County Sheriff’s Office and other agencies to help farmers and ranchers access their livestock and properties. Contact us if you need help with livestock transportation or need feed or water for displaced livestock. We are here to help.
- The Sonoma RCD will be immediately available to provide technical assistance site visits. Staff will meet with the landowner at their property and provide advice on natural resource issues such as post-fire erosion or damage to trees and forests. Contact: Shannon Drew, firstname.lastname@example.org, 707-569-1448 x110.
We are here to help!
Filling out grant applications and assistance forms can be daunting. Sonoma County Farm Bureau staff members are happy to help our members complete the necessary paperwork so that you can get the funding and support you need in the aftermath of the Kincade Fire for FREE. We will travel to you to collect the necessary information.
If you are not a Farm Bureau member, please consider joining. We are offering 1/2 off of our membership dues. Contact Rebecca Pate, Director of Community Outreach and Membership, (707) 544-5575 or email@example.com today!
Unemployment Forms & Claim Filing Information (Disaster Unemployment Assistance)
Visit https://www.edd.ca.gov/claims.htm for links to Unemployment Insurance information and claim filing. Applicants can also apply by phone at (800) 300-5616. This number is only available from 8:00 a.m. to noon.
Sonoma County Job Link’s website is https://sonomawib.org/ is the one-stop employment resource Center for Sonoma County. Employment Development Department staff can assist with filing claims.
Click HERE to download the Unemployment Insurance Application in English
Click HERE to download the Unemployment Insurance Application in Spanish
City of Santa Rosa- Know Your Alerts
City of Santa Rosa- Emergency Preparedness for Business
More information can be found at srcity.org/emergency.