agriculture disaster assistance

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

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Crop-Damage Assessment System Will Speed Reporting After Disasters

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Weather

In the wake of Hurricane Irma, economists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) realized that its  Extension colleagues needed a better system for reporting damages and losses suffered by producers – something faster, more focused and more standardized. Today, that better system is in place. A team with the UF/IFAS Food and Resource Economics …

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USDA Designates Florida Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties Also Available Florida agricultural producers who suffered losses and damages due to Hurricane Irma, may be eligible for U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. The loans are made available under the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, under two separate disaster designations. Hurricane Irma’s Impact to …

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USDA Designates Georgia Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Economy, Georgia, Industry News Release

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available Georgia agricultural producers who suffered losses and damages due to recent natural disasters may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. The loans are made available under the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, for losses caused by two separate disaster events. …

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SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available in Florida

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release

Following Secretary of Agriculture Disaster Declaration for Hurricane Irma The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that Economic Injury Disaster Loans are available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations located in Florida as a result of Hurricane Irma on Sept. 9 – 12, 2017. The loans are available in the following …

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WHIP Signup Officially Open

Dan Cattle, Field Crops, Forestry, Industry News Release

Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue announced that agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 now may apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations. Signup begins July 16, 2018, and continues through November 16, 2018. “Hurricanes and wildfires caused billions of dollars in losses to America’s farmers last year. Our objective is to get relief funds …

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SBA Deadline to Apply for Working Capital Loans in Florida is June 11

Dan Economy, Florida, Georgia

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is reminding businesses in Florida that working capital loans are still available to small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small businesses engaged in aquaculture and private nonprofit organizations affected by Hurricane Irma from Sept. 4 through Oct. 18, 2017. “Businesses that suffered economic losses as a result of the disaster and want to apply for low-interest …

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USDA Assistance for Livestock, Honeybee and Farm-Raised Fish Losses

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will issue $34 million to help agricultural producers recover from 2017 natural disasters through the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP), which covers losses not covered by certain other USDA disaster assistance programs. These payments are being made available today, and they are part of a broader USDA effort to help producers …

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Disaster Assistance Will Set the Stage for Next Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

Passing a disaster assistance bill for agriculture will set the stage for the next farm bill, Sen. Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) told workshop attendees at the American Farm Bureau Federation’s 2018 Annual Convention & IDEAg Trade Show. Ideally, lawmakers will address contentious issues related to cotton and dairy programs in the disaster bill and “get them out of the way” before …

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FSA – A Vital Source of Assistance to America’s Farmers and Ranchers

Dan Industry News Release

Through the work of dedicated staff in over 2,100 county and state offices, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) provides vital farm safety-net assistance to agricultural producers across America. “We’ve seen recent challenges in farm income and commodity prices,” said Dr. Robert Johansson, Acting Deputy Under Secretary for the Farm Production and Conservation mission area. “The …