Deadline Extended for Disaster Relief to 12/20
The N.C. General Assembly has approved extending the deadline for the agricultural disaster relief program to Thursday December 20, 2018. Wake County has received secretarial disaster declaration based on agricultural losses from Hurricane Florence or Tropical Storm Michael and is now eligible for agricultural disaster relief through this program.
To qualify for assistance, a farmer only needs to farm in a disaster-declared county. Payments from this fund will be based on county averages for loss and yield rather than individual losses. This assistance is available to farmers who suffered crop losses including apples, barley, corn, cotton, hay, industrial hemp, nursery crops, specialty crops, tobacco, peanuts, sweet potatoes, livestock, aquaculture and more.
Farmers need to go online and fill out an application as soon as possible. You can find the application as well as other information about the program at www.ncagr.gov/agriculturaldisasterprogram OR