Special Hurricane Disaster Assistance for Alabama Landowners

Dan Alabama, USDA-NRCS

For agricultural producers affected by Hurricane Michael, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service in Alabama can help. Special financial assistance signup continues for those suffering damage to working lands and livestock mortality. While the first batching period has ended, a second signup period runs until Nov. 9. Special Hurricane Disaster Assistance for Alabama Landowners


FFBF Provides Hurricane Damage Tax Rebates Webpage

Dan Florida

At the end of the 2018 Florida Legislative Session last month, the House and Senate passed a tax package that provides relief for farmers and property owners impacted by Hurricane Irma. Then less than two weeks later, Governor Rick Scott signed the tax-cut package, HB 7087, which authorizes many things. It offers tax breaks on agricultural fencing materials purchased for …


Ag Committee Leaders Praise Bipartisan Budget Act

Dan Economy, Industry News Release, Legislative

Senate Ag Committee Chair Pat Roberts says the Bipartisan Budget Act passed in both chambers of Congress benefits Americans in many ways. It avoids a government shutdown, raises military funding, contains disaster assistance for several states that were hit hard by natural disasters, and improves livestock assistance programs. Roberts says, “In addition to disaster assistance for states hit hard by …


Farm Bureau Established Relief Fund for Puerto Rican Farmers

Dan Industry News Release

The Puerto Rico Farm Bureau has established the Puerto Rico Agricultural Relief Fund to help address the agricultural losses inflicted this past September by Hurricane Maria. The hurricane struck Puerto Rico head-on, devastating as much as 80 percent of the island’s farm production. Puerto Rico’s farm families are now facing enormous challenges rebuilding their farms. These include dairy and livestock …


USDA Designates 83 Counties in Georgia as Primary Natural Disaster Areas with Assistance to Producers in Surrounding States

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 83 counties in Georgia as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by Hurricane Irma that occurred from Sept. 10 through Sept. 12, 2017. Those counties are: Appling Crisp Lee Stewart Atkinson Decatur Liberty Sumter Bacon Dodge Long Tattnall Baker Dooly Lowndes Taylor Ben Hill Echols McIntosh Telfair Berrien …


Putnam’s Statement Regarding Current Federal Disaster Relief Legislation

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release

The U.S. Senate last night voted to move forward the $36.5 billion disaster relief legislation without additional support for Florida agriculture. Florida’s agriculture industry suffered a more than $2.5 billion hit due to Hurricane Irma. Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam’s statement is below: “I’m disappointed that the current disaster relief legislation does not include much-needed support for Florida’s …


Putnam Comments After USDA Issues Disaster Declaration for 19 Florida Counties

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Weather

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam released the following statement after the U.S. Department of Agriculture issued a natural disaster declaration for 19 Florida counties due to agricultural damage caused by Hurricane Irma: “I thank U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue for taking action to support Florida’s farmers and ranchers still picking up the pieces from Hurricane Irma. Our …


Conaway Speaks on Disaster Relief in New Farm Bill

Dan Farm Bill, Industry News Release

The House Agriculture Committee recently held its sixth and final Farm Bill listening session in upstate New York. Committee Chair Mike Conaway said the listening session in New York, along with the other five sessions, were invaluable to the committee as it looks toward developing a new Farm Bill. Disaster recovery programs are a big part of the Farm Bill. …


Rubio, Nelson Push for Agriculture Help

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

U.S. Sen Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., want the federal government to quickly approve aid for farmers, small business and communities impacted by Hurricane Irma. In a letter Wednesday to U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue, the senators asked for “expedited consideration of any disaster declaration and assistance requests.” Irma caused extensive damage to citrus crops …

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Dow Chemical Company Pledges $1 Million for Hurricane Relief

Dan Industry News Release

Dow Chemical Company and the Dow Chemical Foundation will donate $1 million to support immediate relief and long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts associated with Hurricane Harvey. Dow will donate $100,000 to the American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund, $100,000 to Team Rubicon, and $200,000 to other local nonprofit organizations assisting the region. Texas is home to approximately 12,000 Dow employees …