Friday, December 17, 2021

BISMARCK – Agricultural-related recovery efforts are underway in Kentucky after devastating tornadoes hit the state Dec. 10-11.

“Our hearts go out everyone affected by this tragedy,” Agriculture Commissioner Doug Goehring said. “Lives were lost, entire towns were destroyed and the agriculture community was hit hard.”

According to news reports, grain bins were leveled, livestock and poultry barns were demolished and there was significant damage to the agricultural infrastructure.

“The agriculture community always comes together to help each other in times of need,” Goehring said. “If you want to help impacted Kentucky farmers and ranchers, there are several ways to do so.”

Recommended ways to help include:

  • Monetary donations may be made to the Kentucky Agriculture Relief Fund at
  • Farm materials donations, such as fencing, may be made to the Kentucky Ag Disaster Donations operation

More information about these options is available at