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Hurricane Relief Fund Will Aid Alabama Farmers

Dan Alabama, Economy, Industry News Release

To help the state’s farmers recover from Hurricane Michael’s devastating effects, the Alabama Farmers Federation has established a relief fund to directly benefit producers. “Farmers in south Alabama have received an outpouring of support from neighbors and people across the country,” said Federation President Jimmy Parnell. “Many have asked where they can donate to help farmers who’ve lost their crops …

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Hurricane Michael Devastates Cotton Crop in Georgia

Taylor Hillman Cotton, Weather

On the afternoon/night of October 10th and the early hours of October 11th, Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc on the southwest, central, and parts of east Georgia and took an exceptional toll on Georgia’s agricultural economy, especially the cotton crop.  Producers are reporting losses anywhere from 25% to a total loss, depending on location in the state, as well as structural …

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Hurricane Michael Will Affect Georgia Cotton Fields

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Weather

As Hurricane Michael continues to make its presence known across the Southeast, it obviously will affect many acres of cotton nearing harvest. According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) weekly Crop Progress and Condition Report, as of this past Sunday, 88% of cotton bolls were open in Georgia, while only 12% of the crop had been harvested. And Georgia Cotton …

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Georgia Department of Agriculture Responds to Threat of Hurricane Michael

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Weather

Hurricane Michael is expected to have a severe inland impact in southwest and central Georgia beginning Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon. The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is working closely with state, federal and industry partners to support the safety and comfort of Georgia citizens, their animals and our neighbors along the Gulf Coast fleeing the storm. Areas impacted by …

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USDA Prepared to Respond to Hurricane Michael

Dan Industry News Release, Weather

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds rural communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses potentially impacted by Hurricane Michael of programs to provide assistance in the wake of disasters. USDA staff in the regional, State and county offices stand ready and eager to help. Additionally, USDA’s Operations Center will function around the clock. “Hurricane Michael quickly grew into a dangerous …

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Livestock Shelters Open in Alabama in Preparation for Hurricane Michael

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

Hurricane Michael is expected to strike Florida’s Panhandle on Wednesday. In preparation for this intense storm, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has been in contact with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System, Alabama Farmers Federation, Alabama Horse Council and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services to provide temporary sheltering facilities for evacuated livestock, including horses and …