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Senate to Vote on Disaster Relief Next Week

Dan Economy

Disaster aid is before the U.S. Senate as lawmakers are working to break the political logjam over urgently-needed assistance for farmers hurt by storm damage. This includes those here in the Southeast affected by Hurricane Michael last October. While the House did pass a disaster bill last week, congressional leaders and the White House have been discussing a bipartisan bill that …

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ACA Working to Help Members Affected by Storms

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Weather

While reports of severe weather damage from Sunday’s storms have been made in various counties in Alabama, the area in and around Lee County appears to be among the hardest hit. According to Erin Beasley, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) executive vice president, members of the association were affected by the storms.

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Senators Perdue, Isakson Continue Fight For Agriculture Disaster Relief

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Introduce Package To Assist Farmers Recovering From Hurricane, Wildfire Damage U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced a supplemental disaster relief package to provide critical funding for Georgia and other states recovering from recent hurricane and wildfire damage. “Farmers in Georgia and other states across the country are hurting from historic hurricanes and devastating wildfires,” said Senator Perdue, …

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USDA Designates Three Alabama Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border State Also Available Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Alabama counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Clarke, Mobile and Washington counties who suffered losses due to Tropical Storm Gordon between Sept. 3 and Sept. 6, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. This …

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How to Find Out More about WHIP

Dan Economy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 that sign up for assistance through the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) ends November 16. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator, Richard Fordyce, lists the four areas of the country that are estimated to have had the greatest impact from wildfires …

WHIP Signup Ends Next Week

Dan Alabama, Economy, Florida, Georgia

As agricultural producers across parts of Alabama, Florida and Georgia continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires last year that signup for assistance through the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) ends Nov. 16, 2018. Eligible crops, trees, bushes or vines, …

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Hurricane-Ravaged Florida Farmers Wonder Who’s Listening

Dan Economy, Florida

While much of mainstream news seems to be stuck on mid-term campaign coverage or arguing about whether words matter, thousands of rural farm families severely impacted by Hurricane Michael and other recent storms are starting to wonder if their words are even being clearly heard. Florida Agriculture Commissioner Adam Putnam hosted an agricultural listening session late Tuesday afternoon in Blountstown …

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Georgia NRCS Providing Assistance from Hurricane Michael

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

Here is a reminder for Georgia farmers and ranchers who suffered damage to working lands and livestock mortality because of Hurricane Michael, the first sign-up period for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) through USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Georgia ends Friday, October 26. Georgia NRCS Providing Assistance from Hurricane Michael

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Agriculture Disaster Assistance Information Session for Georgia Producers

Dan Economy, Georgia, Industry News Release

The Georgia Farm Service Agency held an Agriculture Disaster Assistance Information Session for Producers on Monday, Oct. 22 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center. Representatives from the USDA FSA, National Resources Conservation Service, Rural Development and Risk Management Agency provided updates and information regarding disaster programs available for farmers affected by Hurricane Michael. Source: Georgia Peanut Commission