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Disaster assistance program remains open for poultry and livestock, plasticulture and forestry producers who suffered damage from Hurricanes Florence, Michael and Dorian. The deadline to apply has been extended until Dec. 31.

By on September 22, 2021

Summary: Back in June we announced this $79.6 million disaster assistance program to assist poultry, livestock and plasticulture producers and woodland owners in 90 counties who suffered losses in 2018-2019 from Hurricanes Florence, Michael and Dorian. The application deadline has

Post-Florence improvements still in the works thanks to disaster recovery funds secured by NCDA&CS

By on March 17, 2021

Throughout North Carolina, there are dozens and dozens of disaster recovery projects still in the works in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence in 2018. Many of those are projects that have been made possible with support from the Soil and

No Calm after the Storm: Water Stress, Drought, and Mortality in Forest Trees in Eastern North Carolina following Hurricane Florence

By on August 29, 2019

It’s been almost a year since Hurricane Florence slammed our coast, yet many effects from the onslaught still linger. One of these is in our forests. Many factors can cause stress in trees, sometimes leading to their death, and in

NCDA&CS teamed with rescuers and volunteers for companion animal assistance during Hurricane Florence

By on April 1, 2019

This past Fall, North Carolina faced destruction and devastation when Hurricane Florence made landfall near Wilmington.  The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services worked with various divisions within the department and other organizations to prepare and recover from Hurricane

NCDA&CS employees honored with Team Excellence award for outstanding work through hurricane relief

By on March 26, 2019

When Hurricane Florence hit, the N.C. Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services had a team of employees that came together from various divisions. This group was made into the Mass Mortality Team, which would be responsible for providing leadership and

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: The General Assembly re-opens filing period for farmers in two more counties to apply for disaster assistance from the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018.

By on March 13, 2019

Farmers in Iredell and Wilkes counties are now eligible to apply for disaster assistance from the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018. The General Assembly re-opened the filing period for those two counties only. The deadline to apply is

Calculating disaster aid payments for the Hurricane Florence Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018

By on February 12, 2019

The first payments for Hurricane Disaster Aid were sent out Jan. 30. Since then, more than $54.8 million in payments have been sent and 70 percent of the aid applications have been processed. In a previous blog we reviewed commonly

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: Woodland owners can apply for $2.5 million in reforestation funds through the Florence Reforestation Fund.

By on February 5, 2019

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” Landowners are also eligible for assistance to restore woodlands that were damage by Hurricane Florence. The N.C. General Assembly appropriated $2.5 million

The health of our forests: 2018 year-in-review

By on December 27, 2018

Each year, the beautiful forests of our state encounter risks from various threats.  The significance of native pests vary by year, but the threat from invasive pests is only increasing with time. Some, such as the hemlock woolly adelgid and the

Today's Topic

Today’s Topic: Deadline to sign up for Hurricane Florence Agriculture Disaster Assistance extended until Dec. 20.

By on December 18, 2018

Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler sits down each week with Southern Farm Network’s Mike Davis to discuss “Today’s Topic.” The N.C. General Assembly gave farmers until Dec. 10 to sign up for agricultural disaster assistance from Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm