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ADAI Encouraged by USDA Disaster Aid Block Grant Award

Dan Alabama, Economy, Field Crops, Forestry, Industry News Release, Livestock

(ADAI) — Commissioner Rick Pate is encouraged by USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue’s recent announcement awarding $800 million in a disaster aid block grant for agricultural producers in various southern states.  The Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has worked with USDA leadership for the past four months on a disaster aid block grant program, specifically for producers impacted by …

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USDA Announces Block Grants for Three States as Part of Broader Disaster Relief Package

Dan Alabama, Economy, Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release

(USDA) — U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will make available $800 million to agricultural producers in Alabama, Florida and Georgia affected by hurricanes Michael and Florence. The state block grants are part of a broader $3 billion package to help producers recover from 2018 and 2019 natural disasters, which includes the Wildfire …

Commissioner Nikki Fried Announces USDA Disaster Relief for Florida

Dan Economy, Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release

(FDACS) — Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has allocated $380.7 million in federal block grant funding for Florida farmers devastated by Hurricane Michael, including direct relief for timber producers. The Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will administer the USDA block grants alongside the Florida Division of Emergency Management. Through consistent engagement with USDA officials, Florida …

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Alabama Hurricane Michael Relief Fund Applications due Jan 31

Dan Alabama, Economy

Farmers in Alabama who were impacted by Hurricane Michael are being reminded you have until Thursday, January 31st to apply for grants from the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation (AFAF). According to Foundation Chairman Jimmy Parnell, the nonprofit will disperse almost $200,000 donated by individuals, county Federations and agribusinesses following the disastrous storm. In a release Parnell said, “We have been overwhelmed …

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Florida Hurricane Michael Relief Fund Reminder

Dan Economy, Florida

Farmers and ranchers in North Florida that suffered losses due to Hurricane Michael are being reminded that applications are still being accepted for help through “The Hurricane Michael Relief Fund for Agriculture”. Florida Farm Bureau Federation (FFBF) created the relief fund to help North Florida farm families recovering from agricultural-related losses from the storm. These applications are limited to North …

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Georgia NRCS Offers More Assistance for Landowners Affected by Michael

Dan Economy, Environment, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

State Conservationist Terrance O. Rudolph announced that additional assistance is being made available to Georgia farmers, ranchers and forestland owners who suffered damage to working lands due to Hurricane Michael. This new signup for the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) through the U.S. Department of Agriculture Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) can protect your land from erosion, support disaster recovery …

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USDA Disaster Designation Assigned for Five Alabama Counties

Dan Alabama, Economy, Industry News Release

On November 16, 2018, United States Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced that five Alabama counties are under Secretarial Natural Disaster Designation. He announced the declaration during a roundtable discussion with Congresswoman Martha Roby, Commissioner John McMillan and local farmers in Gordon, Alabama. The designation by USDA was prompted by excessive winds and rainfall from Hurricane Michael. The conditions caused …

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Georgia NRCS Hurricane Assistance Signup Ends Friday

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

Georgia farmers and ranchers who suffered damage to working lands and livestock mortality because of Hurricane Michael are being reminded the sign-up period ends Friday, November 16. Agricultural producers are encouraged to stop by their local USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) office to sign up for assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP). This assistance is available to …

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First Florida NRCS Hurricane Assistance Signup Ends Friday

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

Florida farmers and ranchers who suffered damage to working lands and livestock mortality due to Hurricane Michael are being reminded the first sign-up period ends Friday, November 16. Agricultural producers in Bay, Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Leon, Liberty, Wakulla and Washington counties are eligible to apply for assistance through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP) at the USDA …