It was announced last week that applications for Farm Recovery Block Grants for Georgia farmers and forest landowners affected by Hurricane Michael will soon be accepted. According to Tyron Spearman, the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) will begin accepting online applications for the $347 million in block grant funds on March 18, 2020.
Georgia farmers and forest landowners will need to enroll in the recovery program at farmrecovery.com. The federal block grants seek to help recover losses not covered under existing USDA Farm Service Agency programs. Applications must be submitted by the April 8, 2020 deadline.