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USDA Urges People to Be Prepared Ahead of Hurricane Irma

Dan Industry News Release, Weather

Have a Plan for Yourself, Your Pets and Your Livestock The United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) is urging everyone in the potential path of Hurricane Irma to prepare now – not just for yourselves, but also for your pets and your livestock.  APHIS works to support the safety and well-being of pets …


UF Extension Gives Tips on How to Protect Livestock During Hurricane

Dan Cattle, Florida, Industry News Release, Livestock, Weather

While Florida residents scramble to prepare for Hurricane Irma, agriculture operators are working to make sure their livestock survive the storm. Agents with University of Florida IFAS Extension offer advice on how to safeguard animals before, during and after the storm. “After Hurricane Matthew, we had livestock die from dehydration, electrocution and collapsed barns,” said Cindy B. Sanders, UF/IFAS Extension …


Agriculture Continues to Prepare for Hurricane Irma

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Weather

As Hurricane Irma moves towards South Florida, preparations for its arrival continue for many in the agriculture industry in the state. Livestock evacuations have been taking place throughout the week, as temporary shelters in both Alabama and Georgia have opened. Both states have also temporarily suspended Animal Interstate Movement Health Requirements for animals being evacuated from the areas expected to …


Georgia Department of Agriculture Responding to Threat of Hurricane Irma

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Weather

With expectations of the extremely powerful Hurricane Irma to impact south Florida this weekend, the Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is working with all of our state, federal and industry partners to support the safety and comfort of Georgia citizens, their animals and our Florida neighbors fleeing the storm.    To assist those evacuating with animals, GDA has temporarily suspended …

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Four Livestock Shelters Open in Alabama in Preparation for Hurricane Irma

Dan Alabama, Florida, Industry News Release, Livestock

With expectations of Hurricane Irma making landfall in south Florida this weekend, the Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries (ADAI) has been in contact with the Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES), Alabama Farmers Federation (ALFA),  Alabama Horse Council and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumers Services to confirm temporary sheltering facilities for evacuated livestock including horses and cattle. “Hurricane …


Scott Declares Emergency as Hurricane Threatens

Dan Florida, Weather

Gov. Rick Scott on Monday placed all of Florida under a state of emergency as the projected path of Hurricane Irma could take the powerful storm toward the southern tip of the state by the end of the week. The declaration is intended to give local governments in all 67 counties time to prepare, the governor’s office said. “Hurricane Irma …