USDA Announces Disaster Assistance for 2020 and 2021 May 16, 2022

🕔May 16, 2022
Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a $6 billion Emergency Relief Program (ERP), the new disaster recovery assistance program for agricultural producers. Funding for ERP was provided by Congress as […]

Texas: Wildfire Preliminary Ag Losses Total $23.1Mln May 11, 2022

🕔May 11, 2022
Texas wildfires that ravaged the Eastland Complex, parts of the Panhandle and Coryell County regions encompassing 433,000 acres have resulted in $23.1 million in preliminary agricultural loss estimates, according to Texas […]

Disaster Assistance Bill (Finally) Passes Congress Jun 4, 2019

🕔Jun 4, 2019
Georgia peanut farmers applaud the U.S. House of Representatives passage of the long-awaited disaster aid bill by 354-58 yesterday. The passage comes eight months after Hurricane Michael devastated portions of […]

Cotton Payments, Disaster Assistance, and Safety Net Update Mar 12, 2019

🕔Mar 12, 2019
USDA announced last July that it would act to assist farmers damaged by tariffs and reduced exports. In September, the Market Facilitation Program (MFP) was initiated and the signup began. […]

Florida: Disaster Relief – Properly Documenting Damages Nov 12, 2018

🕔Nov 12, 2018
Following the USDA-FSA (United States Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency) meetings that were held across the Panhandle in response to Hurricane Michael, one word was a common factor program qualification: […]

Florida: Hurricane Emergency Bridge Loans – 8 Points You Need to Know Nov 12, 2018

🕔Nov 12, 2018
Over the past month every business in the impact zone of Hurricane Michael has felt the anguish of anticipating large expenses that no one had budgeted for.  There are a […]

Florida: Post-Hurricane, 4 Steps to Take in Reporting Damage Nov 5, 2018

🕔Nov 5, 2018
In response to requests for information about post-hurricane mitigation for producers in the Florida Panhandle, this statement is meant to serve as a starting point for farmers and Extension professionals […]

Georgia: Ag Disaster Assistance Information Meeting – Video Oct 23, 2018

🕔Oct 23, 2018
The Agriculture Disaster Assistance Information Session for Producers was hosted at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center on Monday, Oct 22. Representatives were in attendance from USDA, FSA, NRCS, Rural […]

Oklahoma Wildfires: OSU Extension Assisting Producers with Recovery Apr 16, 2018

🕔Apr 16, 2018
Wildfires are once again blazing their way through parts of western Oklahoma, and as usual the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service is performing a central role in organizing livestock-related relief efforts. […]

Texas: Farm Bill Discussed at 56th Blackland Income Growth Conference Jan 16, 2018

🕔Jan 16, 2018
Texas’ No. 1 cash crop may receive loss protection it did not get in the last farm bill, according to a Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service economist. Dr. Joe Outlaw, […]

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