Extension Daily Digest | Hurricane Recovery (Oct. 18, 2016)

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These summary messages aim to compile important updates we receive throughout the day from a broad range of sources covering a wide variety of topics related to Hurricane Matthew recovery efforts. Our goal is to gather these resources in a central location on a daily basis to assist our Extension employees with accessing the information they need.


USDA-FSA Disaster Assistance Programs
The Farm Service Agency (FSA) offers disaster assistance and loan programs to assist agricultural producers in their recovery efforts following floods or other qualifying natural disasters.

Tax Relief for Victims of Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina
Victims of Hurricane Matthew in North Carolina may qualify for tax relief from the Internal Revenue Service.

North Carolina Receives Hot Food Waiver Approval for Food and Nutrition Services Recipients
The U.S. Department of Agriculture approved North Carolina’s request for a hot food waiver in all 100 counties, allowing Food and Nutrition Services (food stamps) recipients to purchase hot food prepared for immediate consumption from authorized Electronic Benefits Transfer retailers.


Hurricane Matthew Industry Updates from NCDA&CS
Updates include information on:

  • Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP)
  • USDA-FSA Disaster Assistance Programs
  • US DOT Hotline
  • Landfills Reminders

NCDA&CS Guidance on Inspection of Flooded Grain
Summary resources regarding certain grading procedures for flooded grain.

N.C. Pork Council Update
View the latest facts and information from the pork council regarding hog lagoons, swine mortality and comparative impacts between hurricanes Floyd and Matthew.

Guidance for Composting of Mass Mortality
Detailed guidance developed to assist producers with managing mortality as a result of Hurricane Matthew or other natural disasters.

Carbon Source Resourcing Process
A detailed summary of the carbon source resourcing process with NCDA&CS.


Rebuild Healthy Homes
Rebuild Healthy Homes: Guide to Post-disaster Restoration for a Safe and Healthy Home is an extensive resource to assist people with recovery efforts. In addition to the publication, HUD also offers a mobile app.


Extension Disaster Information Center

NCDA&CS Disaster Website

Agriculture Weather Emergency Hotline: 866.645.9403

  • Toll-free hotline to help farmers affected by Hurricane Matthew connect with resources that can assist with recovery. For more information, see the Press Release from NCDA&CS.

Note from the Director

As a last note, please remember that this has been a difficult year for many in our state. While the east is dealing with excess water, the western counties have experienced very dry conditions all year. Water for livestock and crops, and feed for livestock have been hard to come by for many of our farmers.

We in Extension appreciate the hard work and dedication of our entire staff, both on and off campus, in helping youth, the public and our farmers deal with the many challenges in front of them.

~ Dr. Rich Bonanno, Director, NC State Extension