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FSA Programs Available to Producers Affected by Hurricane Michael

Dan Economy, Georgia

An agriculture disaster assistance meeting took place Monday afternoon in Tifton, Georgia for farmers affected by Hurricane Michael. Tyron Spearman attended that meeting, and has information about what USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) can provide regarding disaster programs for farmers in Alabama, Florida and Georgia affected by the storm. FSA Programs Available to Producers Affected by Hurricane Michael

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Florida Peanut Industry Dealing with Aftermath of Michael

Dan Florida, Peanuts

Producers in the Florida Panhandle continue to deal with the aftermath of Hurricane Michael. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman talked with Ken Barton, executive director of the Florida Peanut Producers Association, about what the peanut and cotton industries in that part of the state are dealing with. Florida Peanut Industry Dealing with Aftermath of Michael

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GPC Hurricane Michael Update: Impact on Georgia’s Peanut Industry

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Peanuts

Hurricane Michael devastated Georgia agriculture during the most inopportune time; harvest season for many agricultural commodities. One of those commodities included peanuts, where 50 percent of the crop had been harvested. The remaining 50 percent is yet to be harvested as crop conditions deteriorate and damaged peanut buying points struggle to regain power to dry and grade the peanuts. Many …

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Florida Cattle Producers See Destruction from Hurricane Michael

Dan Cattle, Florida

We are seeing a lot in the news about the devastation Hurricane Michael caused in Florida, but we don’t see much on how it affected agriculture, especially cattle ranches in the state. Jim Handley, Florida Cattlemen’s Association executive vice president, discusses the damage found on many farms in Hurricane Michael’s path. He tells what is being done to help those …

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Timber Damage from Hurricane Michael Estimated at $1.3 Billion

Dan Florida, Forestry, Industry News Release

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam and the Florida Forest Service, a division of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, announced the estimated value of timber damage in Florida due to Hurricane Michael is $1.3 billion, impacting nearly 3 million acres of forestland. “This is a catastrophic loss to the forest industry in the Florida Panhandle,” said …

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Putnam Continues to Meet with Agricultural Leaders to Assess Damage

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release, Weather

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam has been in regular communication with federal partners, including Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary Sonny Perdue, as well as the agriculture industry to assess agricultural damage caused by Hurricane Michael. He met with agricultural leaders on the topic, and the Florida Forest Service is finalizing its analysis of damage to timber. “Recovery …

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USDA Provides Hurricane Michael Victims Needed Relief and Recovery Aid

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

To help residents, farmers and ranchers affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael, U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue has directed the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to aid people in their recovery efforts. USDA staff in the regional, state and county offices are actively responding, providing emergency response staffing and a variety of program flexibilities and other assistance …