(GAINESVILLE, Fla.), Nov. 15, 2018 – U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) Acting State Executive Director Justin Teuton announced that 17 Florida counties are accepting applications for the Emergency Forest Restoration Program (EFRP) to address damages from Hurricane Michael.
Florida Farm Service Agency (FSA) reminds producers that the deadline to apply for assistance under the 2017 Wildfires and Hurricanes Indemnity Program (2017 WHIP) is Nov. 16, 2018. Agricultural producers affected by hurricanes and wildfires in 2017 can apply for assistance to help recover and rebuild their farming operations.
The program was authorized by Congress earlier this year by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.
Many of USDA Rural Development programs can help provide financial relief to rural communities hit by natural disasters by offering low-interest loans to rural community facilities, rural businesses and cooperatives and to rural utilities. More information can be found on the Rural Development website, located at www.rd.usda.gov.
For complete details and eligibility requirements regarding USDA’s disaster assistance programs, contact your local USDA Service Center by clicking the link below.
More information about USDA disaster assistance, as well as other disaster resources, is available on the USDA Disaster Resource Center website, located at the link below.
Heavy rain causes growers to face insurance, prevented planted deadlines and questions.
Cotton and peanut farmers are typically winding down planting now, but excessive rain this season has delayed their efforts.
In parts of Georgia and Alabama, it rained more than double the amount in May and early June compared to amounts the previous few years, and growers face decisions on what to do regarding insurance and prevented planted measures.
In order to comply with FSA program eligibility requirements, all producers are encouraged to visit the Duval-Baker-Nassau County FSA office to file an accurate crop certification report by the applicable deadline.
The following acreage reporting dates are applicable for Duval-Baker-Nassau County:
May 15, 2018 Tobacco
May 30, 2018 Peas
July 15, 2018 Corn, Cotton, Peanuts, Millet, Sorghum, Soybeans
The following exceptions apply to the above acreage reporting dates:
Noninsured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP) policy holders should note that the acreage reporting date for NAP covered crops is the earlier of the dates listed above or 15 calendar days before grazing or harvesting of the crop begins. For questions regarding crop certification and crop loss reports, please contact the Duval-Baker-Nassau County FSA office at (904) 266-0088.
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The Suwannee River Water Management District (District) offers incentive-based programs to help the agriculture community in their efforts to be good stewards of our regional water resources. The District partners with many agencies, organizations and interest groups to provide financial and technical assistance to agricultural producers.
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