lawmakers

Lawmakers Grapple with Storm Funding as Calls Mount

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release

As calls from hurricane-battered Northwest Florida grow more desperate for state and federal financial help, Sen. Bill Montford on Tuesday removed a request for $315 million from a relief package while lawmakers prepare for budget talks. Montford, a Tallahassee Democrat who is one of three Northwest Florida lawmakers behind the proposal (SB 1610), said removing the dollar figure will keep …

states

States Suffering from Lack of Action on Disaster Aid

Dan Economy

Late last week, U.S. Senators from the Southeast joined Senate colleagues, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell from Kentucky, in expressing disappointment in Congress’ failure to deliver critical disaster aid to their states to assist in recovery efforts from natural disasters in 2018 and 2019. It has now been over six months since parts of Alabama, Florida and Georgia were …

hurricane irma

Signup Deadline for Georgians Affected by Hurricane Michael Nearing

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

Farmers, ranchers and forestland owners in Georgia who suffered damage to working lands due to Hurricane Michael but were not eligible for previous signup period are being reminded the extended signup period ends Friday, April 19. Georgia State Conservationist Terrance O. Rudolph with the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service Agency (FSA) State Executive Director Tas Smith have been working …

senators

Senators Decry Lack Of Action On Disaster Aid For Suffering States

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) joined Senate colleagues, including Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), in expressing disappointment in Congress’ failure to deliver critical disaster aid to their states to assist in recovery efforts from natural disasters in 2018 and 2019. It has been six months since Georgia and Florida took a direct hit from Hurricane …

alabama

USDA Sign Up for Georgians Affected by Hurricane Michael

Dan Georgia, USDA-NRCS

Georgia state leaders for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind farmers, ranchers and forestland owners who suffered damage to working lands due to Hurricane Michael but were not eligible for previous sign ups, you have until April 19th to seek assistance for the USDA programs right for you. Georgia State Conservationist, Terrance Rudolph with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and Farm Service …

florida

Wakulla County, Florida, Designated as a Primary Natural Disaster Area

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties Also Available Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Wakulla County, Florida, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to Hurricane Michael that occurred on Oct. 10, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. This natural disaster area designation allows FSA to …

florida

USDA Designates 11 Florida Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border States Also Available Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 11 Florida counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Calhoun, Franklin, Gadsden, Gulf, Holmes, Jackson, Jefferson, Liberty, Okaloosa, Walton and Washington counties who suffered losses caused by Hurricane Michael that occurred on Oct. 10, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) …