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When natural disasters like flood, drought, wildfire, or hurricane strike, farmers and ranchers may need immediate help to find and access sources of assistance and begin the recovery process. Sometimes disasters are on a smaller scale, but still devastating to the individuals involved, like a financial crisis or health emergency.

ATTRA offers a range of resources that not only help farmers and ranchers deal with the aftermath of disasters but also can aid farms and ranches in developing resilience that will help them withstand and recover more quickly from disasters.

Planning ahead and putting riskmanagement strategies in place before a disaster occurs can help speed the recovery process. Strategies like improving soil health, diversifying income sources, and securing crop insurance can all help prepare a farm or ranch to weather a potential disaster. 

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