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Hurricane Outlook for 2019

Dan Weather

We’ve already seen one named storm before the 2019 Hurricane Season officially starts this Saturday, June 1st. But in a story from Stephanie Ho, USDA looks at what is expected this year in terms of hurricanes.  And Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross highlights how active and expensive 2018 was for hurricanes. Both of which, of course, affected many producers across the Southeast.

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EWP Program Funding Helps in Aftermath of Hurricanes

Dan Environment, Florida, USDA-NRCS, Water, Weather

Hurricane season is officially underway, and forecasters are predicting another busy season this year. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) in Florida wants landowners to know that if your area does suffer damage from a natural disaster, the Emergency Watershed Protection Program (EWP) can help. Program Funding Helps in Aftermath of Hurricanes

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Hurricane Season Begins

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, USDA-NRCS, Weather

Program Funding Helps in Aftermath Forecasters are predicting another busy hurricane season this year, while Florida is still recovering from Hurricane Irma and Harvey. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) funded $93 million for 133 projects in 27 Florida counties damaged by Hurricane Irma and $570,000 for one project in one county from Hurricane Harvey. Projects will remove debris and stabilize stream-banks to …

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UF Experts: Prepare Your Farm Early for Hurricane Season

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Weather

It’s the beginning of hurricane season, time for farmers in Florida to worry about potential damage from a storm. Every farm and ranch in Florida must have an emergency plan in case of a hurricane, said a University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences Extension director. “The main thing is that farmers need to be prepared to be self-sufficient …

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Hurricane Season Begins

Dan USDA-NRCS, Weather

Federal Program Protects Public Safety While forecasters are predicting an active hurricane season this year, workers are finishing repairs from Hurricane Matthew. USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, (NRCS) has provided $1,487,887 for Putnam, Volusia, and Seminole counties to remove debris in canals, ditches, and streams to prevent flooding homes, businesses, roads, and utilities.  Another $769,523 will fund stabilizing streambanks in …