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Trump Administration Appoints Sherry McCorkle to Serve as State Executive Director for USDA/FSA in Florida and US Virgin Islands

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

The Trump Administration recently appointed Sherry McCorkle as the new State Executive Director for the USDA Florida/US Virgin Islands Farm Service Agency (FSA). McCorkle will join the Florida/US Virgin Islands FSA team on February 11, 2019. McCorkle most recently served as the deputy district director for representative Thomas J. Rooney (retired) and more recently representative Gregory Steube where she supported …

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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 …

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More Florida USDA Disaster Assistance Workshops Start Today

Dan Economy, Florida

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) wants to remind Florida producers affected by Hurricane Michael that disaster assistance and hurricane recovery workshops will take place this week in Liberty, Gulf, Wakulla and Bay counties. One meeting will be held today, November 13, in Liberty County from 2:00-4:00 pm at the Veterans Memorial Civic Center in Bristol. …

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Florida Disaster Assistance and Hurricane Recovery Workshops

Dan Florida, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind agricultural producers affected by Hurricane Michael that representatives from USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), Farm Service Agency (FSA), Rural Development (RD) and Risk Management Agency (RMA) will present disaster assistance workshops next week. Topics to be discussed include emergency assistance for livestock & crop-related expenses and losses; financial assistance programs …


USDA Designates Florida Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties Also Available Florida agricultural producers who suffered losses and damages due to Hurricane Irma, may be eligible for U. S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. The loans are made available under the authority of the Secretary of Agriculture, Sonny Perdue, under two separate disaster designations. Hurricane Irma’s Impact to …


FSA’s Risk Mitigation Program Pays Off After Irma for Florida Shellfish Hatchery

Dan Aquaculture, Florida, Industry News Release

Bay Shellfish Company is a commercial hatchery in Florida, located south of the Tampa Bay area on Terra Ceia Island. The operation, opened in 1996, is the first commercial hatchery to produce commercial oyster seed in the state. “We produce shellfish for research, restoration and commercial production,” said Curtis Hemmel, owner and operator of Bay Shellfish Company. Hemmel’s company isNAP …