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North Carolina Hog Farmers Monitoring Rising Flood Waters

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Hog farmers in North Carolina are watching with great concern the still-rising flood waters brought by the historic impact of Hurricane Florence. Efforts continue in affected areas to provide feed and care for animals, and fuel to power farms, while ensuring safety for our farm families and farm employees. On-farm assessments and industry aerial surveys conducted today determined that flood …


Hurricane Florence Flooding Impacting Poultry Operations

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Sanderson Farms says flooding from hurricane Florence has resulted in the loss of about 1.7 million broiler chickens. In a statement, the company says about 30 farms housing more than 200,000 chickens each are isolated by floodwaters and cannot be reached by feed trucks. The company says 60 of the 880 broiler houses in the region have been flooded. Tyson …


UGA Extension Personnel Urged to Prepare for Florence

Dan Georgia, Weather

As we all know, forecasted paths of storms can change, but due to the fact a change to the forecast path of Hurricane Florence now includes most of Georgia, University of Georgia State, District, and County Extension Faculty & Staff were sent a note from Pam Knox, Interim Director of the Georgia Weather Network Crop and Soil Sciences Agricultural Climatologist. …


Commissioner Adam Putnam’s Department Assists With Hurricane Florence Preparation and Response Efforts

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Weather

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is preparing to support Hurricane Florence evacuees and assist with response efforts. “Last year, our neighbors selflessly supported our response efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma, and now it’s our turn to assist others. Hurricane Florence is a serious storm, and we …