Two Counties in Georgia Designated as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Weather

In response to a request from Dianne Westmoreland, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) Acting State Executive Director in Georgia, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated Burke and Wilcox counties in Georgia as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by freeze that occurred from March 15, 2017, through March 17, 2017. Farmers and ranchers in the …


Hurricane Season Begins

Dan USDA-NRCS, Weather

Federal Program Protects Public Safety While forecasters are predicting an active hurricane season this year, workers are finishing repairs from Hurricane Matthew. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, (NRCS) has provided $1,487,887 for Putnam, Volusia, and Seminole counties to remove debris in canals, ditches, and streams to prevent flooding homes, businesses, roads, and utilities.  Another $769,523 will fund stabilizing streambanks in …


Preparing for Predicted Active Hurricane Season

Abbey Taylor Weather

By Jaci Schreckengost Forecasters at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) are predicting a 45 percent chance of having a more active than normal hurricane season for 2017, which means more people, land and animals will be affected. NOAA forecasters also predict a 70 percent chance of 11 to 17 storms that will be named during the 2017 season, …