Commissioner Nikki Fried on Tropical Storm Eta Secretarial Disaster Declaration

Dan Economy, Florida

On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Agriculture informed Florida Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried it has granted a Secretarial disaster declaration for several key counties impacted by Tropical Storm Eta, rain, flooding, and wind that occurred from Nov. 7 through Nov. 10. The storm was projected to cause at least $85 million in crop losses, especially in seasonal produce. Those counties include Collier, Hendry, Lee, and Miami-Dade …

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FDACS Encourages Producers Impacted by Tropical Storm Eta to Seek USDA Disaster Assistance

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release, USDA

(FDACS) — With Tropical Storm Eta’s flooding and high winds impacting Florida agricultural operations, the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services (FDACS) is encouraging farmers and livestock producers to seek technical and financial assistance available from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). As agricultural producers assess damages, they should contact their local USDA Service Center to report losses and learn more about program …


Eta Leaves Florida, but Be Prepared for More

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Weather

(NSF) — Tropical Storm Eta made its second landfall in Florida Thursday morning, near Cedar Key in Levy County. As of midday, the storm was heading back out to sea, after exiting Florida near Jacksonville. More than 30 thousand people in the state remain without power according to the National Weather Service, and significant flooding remains an issue in South …