Farm Bureau asks for donations for Yuma Co. farmers

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Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation has established an agricultural disaster fund to help people whose farms were damaged by a fire that swept through Yuma County earlier this week.

Farmers and ranchers lost miles of fencing, hay and grass.

The fire endangered humans, livestock, structures and homes, but is now 100 percent contained. It burned a total of 24,000 acres, according to the Farm Bureau.

The foundation is seeking donations to farmers and ranchers. The donations can be made at http://coloradofarmbureau.com/yuma-fire-donate-now or at Colorado Farm Bureau Foundation – Yuma Fire, 9177 East Mineral Circle, Centennial, Colorado 80112.

The foundation is also organizing a benefit show that will be held at City Limits in Yuma Saturday at 6 p.m. A $10 donation will be taken at the door.

The foundation has a catastrophic disaster fund dedicated to assisting farmers and ranchers in need following agricultural disasters such as a blizzard, flood or wildfire. The fund was essentially established to assist farmers and ranchers in southwest Colorado following the blizzards of 2007.