Georgia Pecans: Emergency Disaster Relief Available for Debris Cleanup

Uprooted pecan trees. Photo: University of Georgia

This is the best news I have heard for Georgia pecan growers since the Hurricane in October. On November 18, Governor Nathan Deal signed into law HB 1EX, which provides emergency disaster relief assistance for cleanup efforts for timberland  and pecan orchard land in the 28 counties included in the Hurricane Michael Disaster Area. 

The cost of debris management will be shared at a rate of 80 percent FDMP and 20 percent landowner with maximum payment limitations possible. Applications will be accepted by GFC from January 14, 2019 through February 11, 2019.

Landowners may apply for funds retroactively. Approved applications will be notified in writing beginning February 25, 2019.

Contact your local Georgia Forestry Commission office or click on link below for details.

Forest Debris Management Program


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