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Farmers Can Sign Up Now For Hurricane Relief


Last updated 11/11/2019 at 5:20pm

Now through Nov. 20, farmers in Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Rutherford and Transylvania counties will be able to apply for the NCDA&CS Agricultural Disaster Program. The sign-up period began Nov. 6 and will end on Nov. 20.

The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will administer the program that will directly assist farmers who suffered losses to commodities, livestock, poultry and aquaculture because of excessive rain and flooding that occurred between May 15, 2018, and Dec. 31, 2018.

Producers in these five counties who experienced a verifiable crop loss as a result of...

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