Emergency Support for PFAS Contaminated Farms 

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10% of ticket sales will be donated to the PFAS emergency relief fund jointly administered by MFT and MOFGA to support any farm dealing with potential per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) contamination.

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The fund has three primary purposes:

  • To provide short-term income replacement for farms that the Department of Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry (DACF) has identified as having high test results.

  • To help pay for initial PFAS testing on farms that choose to do their own testing.

  • To support access to mental health services for impacted farmers.

This fund is meant to serve as a safety net for farms, providing interim support from initial PFAS testing to when they can access DACF’s longer-term PFAS support programs.  Income Replacement Grants and PFAS Testing Grants are now available to eligible farms. Applicants self-identified as Indigenous food and medicine producers do not need to meet commercial farm eligibility criteria for the PFAS Testing Grants.  Grants to help cover the cost of mental health services will be available soon.