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Farmer Crisis Hotline

Farming is a challenging job and we understand that sometimes, things happen that are beyond your control. Farm crises take many forms and can result from many different issues – disasters, droughts, low grain prices, low yield, low cattle prices, etc. The earlier you seek assistance, you may find that more options are available to you.

Farmers: If you are in crisis (or know someone else who is in crisis) and need someone to talk to, please call us toll-free at 866.586.6746. The hotline is open Monday-Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

If you are in danger of losing your farm and/or home, you may be in need of more in-depth assistance from one of our farmer advocates. Call the Farmer Crisis Hotline to learn more.

Our Team

Craig Watts
Farmer Advocate
[email protected]
(919) 542-1396 ext. 1

Craig is a former contract poultry farmer, who works part time as a farmer advocate. Craig has been outspoken about the power giant meat companies wield over farmers. He has visited Capitol Hill several times to bear witness the abuses poultry farmers endure in the contract system. Craig shared his story on the Farm Aid stage with musicians Dave Matthews, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, and Willie Nelson. Craig’s story also appeared in the New York Times and on Tonight with John Oliver. Craig was named Whistleblower Insider’s ‘2015 Whistleblower of the Year’.

Benny Bunting
Lead Farmer Advocate
[email protected]

Benny is a national leader in advocating for farm families and saving farms that would otherwise be lost to foreclosure. Benny provides farmers with a broad array of advocacy services, including financial counseling, legal referrals, and technical assistance. Click here to view a video about Benny Bunting and read his full bio.

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