The October 2017 firestorm is having an extremely severe impact on our communities. This loss will be especially challenging for these growers because:
- Over the course of the last 18 months, these growers have spent their life savings getting permits and preparing for state licensure.
- These folks don’t qualify for crop insurance like other farmers.
- These folks can’t get loans like other business owners.
- These folks won’t qualify for federal emergency relief funds.