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FDACS Encourages Producers Impacted by Tropical Storm Eta to Seek USDA Disaster Assistance

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release, USDA

(FDACS) — With Tropical Storm Eta’s flooding and high winds impacting Florida agricultural operations, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is encouraging farmers and livestock producers to seek technical and financial assistance available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). As agricultural producers assess damages, they should contact their local USDA Service Center to report losses and learn more about program …

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House Approves Spending Package for Agriculture

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

(NAFB) — The House of Representatives Tuesday advanced a spending package that will extend the biodiesel tax credit and offer additional disaster aid to farmers. The American Soybean Association says the biodiesel tax credit will “expand markets for soybean growers.” The tax credit expansion is part of a tax package amendment included in a funding bill for the Department of …

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Industry Response to Disaster Relief No Vote

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried A $19.1 billion disaster relief bill – set for passage seven months after Category 5 Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle – was single-handedly blocked by a lone freshman member of the House of Representatives. Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried offered the following statement: “It’s craven, shameful politics at its worst that a single House member would choose …

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Senate to Vote on Disaster Relief Next Week

Dan Economy

Disaster aid is before the U.S. Senate as lawmakers are working to break the political logjam over urgently-needed assistance for farmers hurt by storm damage. This includes those here in the Southeast affected by Hurricane Michael last October. While the House did pass a disaster bill last week, congressional leaders and the White House have been discussing a bipartisan bill that …

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ACA Working to Help Members Affected by Storms

Dan Alabama, Cattle, Weather

While reports of severe weather damage from Sunday’s storms have been made in various counties in Alabama, the area in and around Lee County appears to be among the hardest hit. According to Erin Beasley, Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA) executive vice president, members of the association were affected by the storms.

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Senators Perdue, Isakson Continue Fight For Agriculture Disaster Relief

Dan Economy, Industry News Release

Introduce Package To Assist Farmers Recovering From Hurricane, Wildfire Damage U.S. Senators David Perdue (R-GA) and Johnny Isakson (R-GA) introduced a supplemental disaster relief package to provide critical funding for Georgia and other states recovering from recent hurricane and wildfire damage. “Farmers in Georgia and other states across the country are hurting from historic hurricanes and devastating wildfires,” said Senator Perdue, …

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USDA Designates Three Alabama Counties as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release

Emergency Support to Producers in Surrounding Counties/Border State Also Available Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated three Alabama counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Clarke, Mobile and Washington counties who suffered losses due to Tropical Storm Gordon between Sept. 3 and Sept. 6, 2018, may be eligible for U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans. This …

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How to Find Out More about WHIP

Dan Economy

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) wants to remind producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 that sign up for assistance through the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) ends November 16. Farm Service Agency (FSA) Administrator, Richard Fordyce, lists the four areas of the country that are estimated to have had the greatest impact from wildfires …