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Tyson Foods Donates $50k to Farmers, Ranchers Affected by Winter Storm 'Atlas'

Tyson joined AgChat, to assist farmers and ranchers through social media platforms.
SPRINGDALE, AR (News Release) --Tyson Foods, Inc. is donating $50,000 to aid farmers and ranchers impacted by the unexpected winter storm dubbed “Atlas” earlier this month in South Dakota, Wyoming and Montana.
 
The winter storm dumped as many as 50 inches of snow, causing devastating livestock losses for some farmers and ranchers.  “Our hearts are raw,” said South Dakota rancher Jodene Shaw in her blog. “You don’t just simply go buy new cows and start over. The foundation is removed. The legacy. The years. The work. The love. The faith.”
 
The company joined AgChat, a foundation to assist farmers and ranchers through social media platforms, and pledged to donate $10 per #RancherRelief Tweet, up to $50,000, to the effort. The two organizations held an online event earlier this week, resulting in more than 5,000 Tweets in only a few hours.
 
AgChat announced earlier this month its goal to raise $500,000 to bring emergency relief to ranchers affected by winter storm Atlas. Rescue efforts have been widely inhibited due to snow depths. Officials have reported that full-scale ramifications of the storm may not be seen for some time.
 
The unified campaign has been established at the AgChat Foundation’s giving site. As a 501(c)3 organization, all donations to the Rancher Relief Fund are completely tax-deductible. Additional organizations and brands are encouraged to partner in these efforts. Inquiries about partnering or giving can be directed to Executive Director, Emily Zweber at (651) 341-0430.
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