Document Flooding & Damage and Report Loss on Insured Beans
Farmers are now able to get back in flooded fields, assess damage to crops and meet with insurance adjusters. The question of “how bad do my soybeans look” and “do I have to harvest my flooded soybeans” will be on a lot of minds. For farmers with beans that went underwater, it is important to document the flooding and any damage to the fullest extent possible. Report a notice of loss at the first opportunity.  Work with the insurance adjuster to document flooding and damage, too. Continue HERE to see great advice about flooded crops from North Carolina Farm Bureau.
How Will Grain Dealers Treat Flooded Grain?
How to grade, handle and market flooded grain? There may not be an opportunity, according to the federal FDA, if toxins and contaminants are present. Soybeans submerged in flood waters originating off the farm are considered by the U.S. FDA to be adulterated and unfit for consumption. Farmers should discuss this with their insurance adjuster as a priority item and document flooding and crop damage to the fullest extent possible, before harvesting or destroying any crops. NCDA&CS is offering to test flooded commodities for contaminants as part of an initiative to divert flooded commodities to animal feed. Continue HERE to learn more.
Report Farm Damage to County FSA Office
All producers impacted by Hurricane Matthew winds, rain or flooding are encouraged to document and report damage to the county USDA Farm Service Agency office. The FSA provides a Loss Estimates Worksheet which should be completed to the extent possible and turned in to the county FSA office. Even if the exact value of losses is not yet known, farmers are advised to list damage and losses by category and report them. Find out more on what you need to know about assessing damage HERE
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Tips for Managing Flood Damaged Soybeans- Part 1 & 2
NCSU's Dr. Jim Dunphy shares tips for growers on how to deal with flood and water-logged soybeans. Footage was shot on a farm in Greene County, N.C. that was recently devastated by Hurricane Matthew.​ Remember, soybeans that are submerged in river or stream water are considered to be adulterated material because of potential toxins from floodwaters and will be rejected by grain elevators.
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FSA Crop Programs
Hurricane Matthew has caused a great deal of devastation for the farmers in Eastern North Carolina, and the Farm Service Agency has several programs that can provide assistance to help with those losses.
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NCSPA Annual Fall Board Meeting
November 17-18, 2016

The North Carolina Soybean Producers Association Board of Directors will be holding their Annual Fall Board Meeting on November 17-18, 2016. The meeting will take place at the Sheraton Raleigh Hotel, in downtown Raleigh, N.C.

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