Extension Daily Digest | Hurricane Recovery (Oct. 22, 2016)
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. We work to gather these resources in a central location each day, though messages may at times be sent every 2-3 days depending on recovery developments and the availability of new information.
Our goal is to provide our Extension family with quick and easy access to the information they need.
INDUSTRY UPDATES & RESOURCES
Flooded Crops Cannot Be Used for Human Food (Guidance from NCDA&CS / FDA)
NCDA&CS has announced official guidance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regarding use of flooded crops.
GOVERNMENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS / DISASTER RELIEF
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.
SBA Disaster Loan Program Updates
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is offering disaster assistance to residents of North Carolina affected by Hurricane Matthew, and has provided detailed information for farm-related and non-farm related businesses.
Turfgrass Management after Hurricane Matthew
A number of Extension specialists and faculty from Clemson and NC State put together a recovery document that combines their collective expertise in areas relating to turfgrass.
Agriculture Weather Emergency Hotline: 866.645.9403