Disaster Assistance Programs- Deadlines Approaching
Following the storm, there is assistance funding available for losses in commodities, forestry, livestock, and nursery and specialty crops in addition to agricultural land damages. These programs will be administered through FSA, Soil and Water, Natural Resources Conservation Service, and the Forest Service.
Additionally, N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services has the Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018 that will allocate funds to counties under the disaster declaration following Florence. Growers with losses in traditional commodities, livestock, and nursery and specialty crops are encouraged to apply for this program. Deadline to apply is December 10. For more information, check out these links:
- You can find the application, instructions for applying, and more details on eligible losses.
- Charts to help you find which agency has the best program to help with your losses
- Details on programs offered through FSA
N.C. Cooperative Extension, Harnett County Center 910-893-7530
Soil and Water/Natural Resources Conservation Service 910-893-7584
Farm Service Agency 910-893-5101 ext. 2