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Deadline to Sign-up for Disaster Assitance is Monday!
Last week, the NC General Assembly passed the Hurricane Florence Supplemental Act (SB 823)  which included $240 million for the NCDA Ag Disaster Program. The bill was passed unanimously by both chambers and signed by Governor Cooper this week. 

Farmers with damage from Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael are eligible for disaster assistance from the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018. The seven additional counties recently added include: Avery, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Watauga and Yadkin counties. 

Three Days to Sign-up! 

So far there has been a low number of sign-ups for the program. If you have not signed up yet make sure you do so before December 10th. Applications can be found online at https://www.ncagr.gov/agriculturaldisasterprogram/# and you can call NCDA’s hotline for assistance at 1-866-645-9403. Do not wait till the last day to sign up. While it is a straightforward process, if you run into any issues you may have difficulty getting hotline assistance in time. 

Information Required for Application:

  • Farmers who experienced a verifiable crop or livestock loss because of Hurricane/Tropical Storm Florence, and its remnants located in an NC county that is, or becomes, a Presidentially-Declared or Secretarial- Declared or a Presidential FEMA declared disaster county.
  • Commodities planted on or before Sept. 13, 2018 (but not harvested), or aquaculture being raised on or before Sept. 13, 2018.
  • Livestock/poultry producers who qualify for and have received payment from the USDA Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP).

Eligible Producers Will Need the Following:
  • A Form 578 on file with the USDA Farm Service Agency for USDA reported crops.
  • For crops not reported on FSA Form 578, a summary of loss with map and physical address of crops.
  • For livestock/poultry loss, a copy of payment or registration of loss for USDA LIP.
  • Completed W-9 for producer SSN/EIN.
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Katherine Drake Stowe, Research Coordinator, Interim CEO
Ashley Thomas, Member Relations Manager
Beth Holleman, Accounts Manager
Karen Wing, Communications Contractor
Laura Rogers, Outreach Education Coordinator
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