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(OKLAHOMA CITY) The Farmers Union Foundation Inc. board of directors met Monday, March 4 to authorize the Foundation to expend up to $10,000 to purchase barbed wire supplies for Western Oklahoma counties impacted by wildfires including Harper, Ellis and Roger Mills Counties. The approved match funds can be matched by members, non-members, local and county organizations, or others up to the $10,000 commitment.


President Scott Blubaugh said, "The ranchers, farmers and rural folks impacted have a long road ahead of them as they have fences that have destroyed and at the very minimum having barbed wire stress with the heat that will eventually cause the fence to rust and break. This is a small way that we can help our friends and neighbors impacted."


Distribution of the barbed wire pallets will be to the counties most impacted by the loss and individuals not being covered by federal wildfire indemnity resources. AFR members will be given priority in the distribution. Many of these individuals did not have coverage for fencing losses.


Contributions can be made to Farmers Union Foundation, Inc., P.O. Box 24000, Oklahoma City, OK 73124. Donations will be taken until April 4, 2024. Should you have any questions please direct your calls to Paul Jackson at 405-218-5559 or email [email protected]