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Florida Hurricane Michael Relief Fund

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release

Families in North Florida have suffered unprecedented losses due to Hurricane Michael. In response, Florida Farm Bureau has created a relief fund that will help North Florida farm families recovering from agricultural-related losses from the storm. Applications are now open for farmers and ranchers in North Florida who have been impacted by Hurricane Michael. Applications are limited to North Florida agriculture …

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USDA Designates Five Alabama Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Alabama, Economy, Industry News Release

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated five Alabama counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Barbour, Geneva, Henry, Houston and Pike counties who suffered losses due to wind, rain, and flooding due to Hurricane Michael, that occurred from Oct. 10 through Oct. 11, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department …

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UF/IFAS Economists Issue County-Level Estimates for Hurricane Michael Agricultural Losses

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release

Hurricane Michael devastated coastal communities along the Florida Panhandle but the storm also caused significant agricultural crop losses well inland, as shown by a new report from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). County-level estimates from the UF/IFAS Economic Impact Analysis Program (EIAP) indicate that none of the four hardest-hit counties – Jackson, Gadsden, Suwannee …


SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of Alabama Affected by Hurricane Michael

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Alabama businesses and residents affected by Hurricane Michael on October 10 – 13, 2018, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), Administrator Linda McMahon announced. Administrator McMahon made the loans available in response to a letter from Gov. Kay Ivey on Nov. 16, 2018, requesting a disaster declaration by the SBA. The declaration covers …


EQIP Provides Assistance to Farming Operations


The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) wants to remind farmers and ranchers about the Environmental Quality Incentive Program (EQIP). It provides financial and technical assistance to producers in addressing natural resource concerns and delivering environmental benefits like improved water and air quality. NRCS Acting Chief Leonard Jordan knows EQIP is working to help many landowners affected …


Special Georgia Legislative Session Helps Forestry and Agriculture

Dan Georgia, Legislative

Georgia Governor Nathan Deal called the General Assembly back to Atlanta for a special legislative session. Lawmakers focused on the destruction caused by Hurricane Michael to agriculture and rural communities in the state. According to the Georgia Agribusiness Council, legislation was created to provide relief to timber and pecan growers as well as additional funding for programs that can help …


Georgia Ag Commissioner Black Issues Statement on Hurricane Michael Relief Package

Dan Economy, Georgia, Industry News Release

“We are extremely thankful for the work of the General Assembly during last week’s special session and appreciate the Governor’s quick signature to the amended budget that provides roughly $270 million towards critical support for our agricultural sector and rural communities after Georgia’s worst natural disaster. Our farmers in Georgia are proud of their contributions to the state’s economy as …

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Farm Service Agency Accepting Emergency Forest Restoration Program Applications

Dan Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release

U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director Justin Teuton announced that 17 Florida counties are accepting applications for the Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) to address damages from Hurricane Michael. EFRP provides payments to eligible owners of nonindustrial private forest (NIPF) land to enable the owners to carry out emergency measures to restore land …