Florida Commissioner Nikki Fried on Additional TS Elsa Disaster Declarations by the USDA

Dan Economy, Florida

(Tallahassee, FL/January 24, 2022) — Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried welcomed the news from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) that it has designated Dixie and Gilchrist counties as primary natural disaster areas eligible for Farm Service Agency (FSA) emergency loans to help producers impacted by Tropical Storm Elsa in July 2021 recover. “While we were fortunate that the 2021 hurricane season was relatively quiet for Florida, all three storms that made landfall in the …

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Four Georgia Counties Designated as Primary Natural Disaster Areas

Dan Georgia, USDA-FSA, Weather

(USDA/FSA/October 27, 2021) — This Secretarial natural disaster designation allows the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) to extend much-needed emergency credit to producers recovering from natural disasters through emergency loans. Emergency loans can be used to meet various recovery needs including the replacement of essential items such as equipment or livestock, reorganization of a farming operation …


Commissioner Nikki Fried on TS Elsa Secretarial Disaster Designation for Three Florida Counties

Dan Economy, Field Crops, Florida

(Tallahassee, FL/October 20, 2021) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has informed Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried and the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) that it has granted a Secretarial disaster designation in several counties in Georgia and Florida due to losses caused by Tropical Storm Elsa, excessive wind, and excessive rainfall that occurred on July 7, 2021. With this designation, impacted producers …

Tropical Storm Elsa

Disaster Assistance Available to Georgia Communities Impacted by Tropical Storm Elsa

Dan Economy, Georgia, USDA-NRCS

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced they are prepared to help farmers, ranchers and communities recover from damages brought on by Tropical Storm Elsa. Georgia agricultural producers are encouraged to contact their local USDA Service Center to learn about the programs available to help them recover. This includes programs covering crop, land, infrastructure, and livestock losses. Local governments …


Tropical Storm Elsa Impacting Florida

Dan Florida, Weather

(NSF/July 6, 2021) — Areas saturated by recent heavy rains might see flash flooding because of Tropical Storm Elsa, which could reach hurricane strength when it makes landfall early Wednesday on the Florida Gulf Coast. It is move north off the Gulf Coast, causing rain, wind and storm surge. While Elsa is forecast to make landfall early Wednesday in the …