The Louisiana Interchurch Conference has received a grant from Willie Nelson and Farm Aid to continue the Farm Advocacy Program that the LIC began just over 30 years ago, according to a news release from the conference.
The LIC is a 16-member group of Christian denominations that began in 1970 to further the aims of Christian unity and service in Louisiana and the region.
It operates a hotline with a farm advocacy worker, Betty Puckett, who offers counsel to farmers facing difficulties with discrimination and/or financial hardships.
The program also has limited funds to help farmers with small grants for household needs when disasters, medical issues or other uncontrollable financial hardships strike.
A grant application form is available online at lainterchurch.org/resources/index.htm#Farm_Aid.
To learn more about the Farm Advocacy Program, call the LIC at (225) 344-0134 or email LaInterchurch@aol.com.
For more information about Farm Aid, visit farmaid.org or call (800) 327-6243.