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Over $4.5M Approved for Florida Farmers Impacted by Hurricane Idalia

Dan Agri-Business, Economy, Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Funding

(FDACS/TALLAHASSEE, FL/Feb 13, 2024) — Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson announced that more than $4.5 million has been approved for farmers impacted by Hurricane Idalia through the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Agriculture and Aquaculture Producers Natural Disaster Recovery Loan Program and the Silviculture Recovery Program. Launched less than one month ago, the two agricultural recovery programs aim to help Florida …

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Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson, Legislative Leaders Launch Hurricane Idalia Recovery Programs for Florida Farmers

Dan Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Legislative

(FDACS/TALLAHASSEE, FL/January 16, 2024) — Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson and legislative leaders announced the launch of two agricultural disaster recovery programs with over $112 million in funding to help Florida farmers, ranchers, and growers rebuild and recover from Hurricane Idalia. Impacted agricultural producers can now apply for the Agriculture and Aquaculture Producers Natural Disaster Recovery Loan Program and the Silviculture Recovery Program. …

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Hurricane Idalia Disaster Declaration Expanded in Georgia

Dan Agri-Business, Crop Insurance, Economy, Funding, Georgia, Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA)

(GDAC/Atlanta, GA/Nov. 8, 2023) — U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary (USDA) Tom Vilsack has issued a disaster declaration for 27 Georgia counties due to damage and losses caused by Hurricane Idalia on August 30, 2023. This declaration allows farmers, producers, and other eligible agricultural operations to apply for emergency disaster relief through the Farm Service Agency. “Hurricane Idalia caused significant …

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Ag Commissioner Applauds Florida Legislature for Prioritizing Hurricane Idalia Recovery Efforts for Agriculture

Dan Agri-Business, Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Forestry, Funding

(FDACS/TALLAHASSEE, FL/Nov. 8, 2023) — Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson applauded the efforts of the Florida Legislature following the conclusion of a special session that prioritized Hurricane Idalia recovery relief for Florida’s agriculture industry: “Florida’s agriculture industry sustained widespread damage from Hurricane Idalia, with an estimated loss of over $447 million in crops, livestock, and infrastructure. Our state’s farmers, …

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USDA FSA Hurricane Idalia Loan Informational Session

Dan Crop Insurance, Economy, Florida, USDA-FSA

Would you like to meet with USDA Farm Service Agency staff regarding loan assistance for Hurricane Idalia Recovery? The USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), in cooperation with UF/IFAS Extension will host an informational and Q&A session, please see details below. FSA offers a variety of financial assistance programs, this session will focus on FSA loan options. There will be bilingual …

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Hurricane Idalia Disaster Assistance Available for Florida Producers

Dan Conservation, Emergency Watershed Protection (EWP) program, Environment, Environmental Quality Incentives Program (EQIP), Florida, USDA-NRCS

Florida agricultural operations that were impacted by Hurricane Idalia and related weather events are being reminded there is technical and financial assistance available to help you recover. Producers should contact their local USDA Service Center to report losses and learn more about program options available to assist in their recovery from crop, land, infrastructure and livestock losses and damages. The Natural …

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Farmers Recovery Center Venue Relocated from Cross City to Fanning Springs

Dan Agri-Business, Crop Insurance, Economy, Florida, Funding

(USDA-FEMA-FL/Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2023) — On Wednesday, Oct. 11, from 9 a.m. to 3:00pm, a Farmers Recovery Center that was originally scheduled at the Dixie County Public Library at 16328 SE US-19 in Cross City will be relocated to the Suwannee River Fair Pavilion at 17851 NW 90th Ave, Fanning Springs. This is to accommodate a larger space due to …

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Florida Ag Commissioner Announces Aquaculture Losses from Hurricane Idalia

Dan Aquaculture, Economy, Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)

(FDACS/TALLAHASSEE, FL/Sept. 26, 2023) — Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson announced the results of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Hurricane Idalia Aquaculture Economic Impact Survey. The survey estimated that the adjusted reported losses from Aquaculture Certificate of Registration holders and shellfish processors totaled $34,159,952 from Hurricane Idalia. “Aquaculture is Florida’s most diverse agribusiness, and it took a …

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Commissioner Wilton Simpson Announces Preliminary Damage Assessment for Timber Following Hurricane Idalia

Dan Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS), Forestry

(FDACS/TALLAHASSEE, FL/Sept. 25, 2023) — Commissioner of Agriculture Wilton Simpson announced the release of the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ preliminary damage assessment of timber following Hurricane Idalia. The preliminary assessment estimated that Hurricane Idalia damaged 289,096 acres of timber at a value of $64,751,255. “For this part of the state in particular – which relies heavily on the …

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Idalia Agricultural Losses Estimated Up to $370M in Florida

Dan Agri-Business, Florida, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS)

(FDACS/TALLAHASSEE,FL/Sept. 21,2023) — A preliminary report released Thursday by the University of Florida estimated up to $370.9 million in agricultural losses from Hurricane Idalia, which barreled through rural areas of North Florida in late August. And losses could increase as damage to infrastructure and such things as timber are factored in. Christa Court, director of the Economic Impact Analysis Program …