Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018

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On Oct. 15, 2018, the North Carolina General Assembly established the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018, a one-time assistance program for agricultural producers who suffered a loss due to Hurricane/ Tropical Storm Florence. Although the program has been established, assistance will be dependent upon appropriation from the North Carolina General Assembly. The program will be administered by the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.

Starting Wednesday, Nov. 7, farmers affected by Hurricane Florence will be able to sign up for the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018. The program will directly assist farmers who suffered losses to commodities planted but not harvested before Sept. 13 and livestock. NCDA&CS will administer the program, and assistance will be dependent upon funding from the General Assembly.

If your county is not currently listed, it is not a declared county and your loss is not currently eligible for assistance. You are encouraged to complete an application for an unlisted county in the event that county becomes declared. Currently, Franklin County is not listed. Please refer to the map website and map link below.

Instructions for Farmer Relief Application

Agriculture Disaster Program