Florida: $380Mln in USDA Disaster Relief for Panhandle Timber, Crop Producers Nov 19, 2019

🕔Nov 19, 2019Agriculture Commissioner Nikki Fried announced on November 8, 2019 that the U.S. Department of Agriculture has allocated $380.7 million in federal block grant funding for Florida farmers devastated by Hurricane Michael, including direct relief […]

Georgia Pecans: Growers Still Recovering from Michael Nov 18, 2019

🕔Nov 18, 2019A year after Hurricane Michael ravaged southwest Georgia, including the region’s pecan industry, farmers still are struggling as they harvest this year’s crop, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension […]

USDA Announces $800Mln Available for AL, FL, GA Farmers Hit by Michael, Florence Nov 8, 2019

🕔Nov 8, 2019U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue announced the U.S. Department of Agriculture will make available $800 million to agricultural producers in Alabama, Florida, and Georgia affected by hurricanes Michael and […]

Georgia Meeting Will Cover Trade Aid, Disaster Recovery Assistance Oct 5, 2019

🕔Oct 5, 2019The University of Georgia Extension and Georgia FSA are hosting producer education meetings throughout the state of Georgia, Oct. 8-11. Meetings will be held in Bainbridge, Tifton, Douglas, Reynolds, Waynesboro, […]

Georgia Pecans: Widespread Die-Back Attributed to Delayed Hurricane Damage Jul 10, 2019

🕔Jul 10, 2019Over the last week I have had at least 5 separate calls from different parts of the state regarding trees–usually in the range of 2 years old up to 12-15 […]

Alabama: Dale County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Michael Jul 3, 2019

🕔Jul 3, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Dale County, Alabama, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses caused significant rainfall, wind and flooding as a result of Hurricane Michael, […]

Disaster Aid Package Passes House, Awaiting President’s Signature – DTN Jun 5, 2019

🕔Jun 5, 2019Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds toured flooded areas of the southwest corner of her state on Monday, making a point that she was waiting to hear if and when Congress would […]

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

🕔Jun 4, 2019Georgia 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 […]

Florida: Sales Tax Relief for Farmers Hurt by Michael May 17, 2019

🕔May 17, 2019During the Legislative Session, Florida Farm Bureau worked with Senator George Gainer and the other members of the Panhandle delegation to secure tax relief for farmers who were impacted by […]

Florida: Governor Activates Disaster Bridge Loans for Farms Hit by Michael May 17, 2019

🕔May 17, 2019On May 15th, Governor Ron DeSantis activated the Florida Small Business Emergency Bridge Loan Program to support agricultural producers impacted by Hurricane Michael. The program will provide $25 million to […]

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