As catastrophic wildfires have raged across expanses of western Oklahoma in recent days, we have once again been reminded of both the tragedy of natural diasters and of the outpouring of support our agriculture community gives in trying times.
Below we have compiled some resources for those affected by fires and those looking to aid in fire recovery efforts. If you have additions or corrections for this page, please email the OKFB communications department.
Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance Claims hotline
If you have Oklahoma Farm Bureau Insurance and have a fire-related claim to report, call the 24/7 new claims hotline at 1-877-632-2524.
If you would like to donate hay to farmers and ranchers affected by the wildfires, please call the phone numbers below:
- (405) 496-9329
- (405) 397-7912
- (405) 590-0106
Monetary fire recovery donations
If you would like to make a donation to help the short- and long-term recovery efforts for agriculturalists affected by the 2018 wildfires, the following foundations are accepting donations:
- The Oklahoma Farming & Ranching Foundation
- Donate online via PayPal or make checks payable to the Oklahoma Farming & Ranching Foundation with “Wildfire Relief” in the memo and mail to the foundation at 2501 N. Stiles, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.
- The Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation Wildfire Relief Fund
- Donate online or make checks payable to Oklahoma Cattlemen’s Foundation, with “Fire Relief” in the memo line and send to P.O. Box 82395., Oklahoma City, OK 73148.
- Oklahoma Farmers Union Foundation
- Make checks payable to Farmers Union Foundation with“Wildfire Relief” in the memo line and mail to the attention of Wildfire Relief at P.O. Box 24000, Oklahoma City, OK 73124.
Other recovery resources
- The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry posts fire status updates and information on their Facebook page.
- Read Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension’s article on relief efforts and resources.
- Oklahoma Large Animal First Responders is sharing information and resources on their Facebook page for large-animal producers and veteranarians.
- View the USDA Farm Service Agency’s Livestock Disaster Recovery Fact Sheet – PDF