Fried, Lawmakers Eye Hurricane Damage

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release

Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried continued Friday to push for state and federal hurricane relief for the Panhandle as she led a bipartisan group of lawmakers and staff members through rural communities still struggling from deadly Hurricane Michael. Saying farmers are “suffering,” Fried said the trip to see Calhoun County timber land, where decades-old slash pines reaching maturity were wiped …


Assisting Alabama Cattle Producers Affected by Michael

Dan Alabama, Cattle

Recovery for Southeast Alabama cattle producers has been slow, as destruction was felt on many farms in that area from Hurricane Michael. But efforts continue and Erin Beasley, executive vice president of the Alabama Cattlemen’s Association (ACA), has an update on what the association is doing to assist those affected by the storm. Assisting Alabama Cattle Producers Affected by Michael …


Alabama Hurricane Disaster Assistance Signup Ends Friday

Dan Alabama, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS

Alabama agricultural producers affected by Hurricane Michael are being reminded that the special financial assistance signup for those who suffered damage to working lands and livestock mortality ends Friday, Nov. 9. This assistance, through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program, is available to individual farmers and ranchers to aid in recovery efforts on their properties and does not apply to local …