NC Farmers Hurricane Disaster Relief–Farmers Urged to Sign Up by the Dec. 10 Deadline
Farmers with damage from Tropical Storm Michael may be eligible for disaster assistance from the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018. The $240 million bill approved today by the N.C. General Assembly would help farmers with storm damage and agricultural losses from both Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael.
Please read the attached press release from N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services regarding hurricane disaster relief.
To be eligible for benefits from this $240 Million program, farmers must sign up by December 10, 2018. Farmer’s do not have to report acreages by December 10 but must begin the process by entering their name and contact information. Acreages may be reported at a later date. We need to be sure farmers are aware of the program whether they believe they are eligible for benefits or not. The deadline is quickly approaching so time is of the essence.