Farm Disaster Assistance Program Open for Applications–Due Dec 20

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Image of floodingMcDowell County farmers affected by Hurricane Florence and/or Michael are able to sign up for the Hurricane Florence/Michael Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018 through North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services with help from N.C. Cooperative Extension, McDowell County Center. The program will directly assist farmers who suffered losses to commodities planted but not harvested before September 13 and livestock. The NCDA&CS will administer the program.

Initial estimates for crop damage and livestock losses to North Carolina’s agriculture industry are estimated at $1.1 billion and expected to grow. More than half of the state’s 100 counties have received a Presidential disaster declaration. The NC General Assembly directed the NCDA&CS to establish a sign-up period to end on December 20, 2018. For more information, visit the Hurricane Florence/Michael Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018 or call 1-866-645-9403. Also, please call the N.C. Cooperative Extension of McDowell County office, we can assist with the application process.