disasters

USDA declares Hurricane Idalia disaster area for Georgia growers

Nearly 30 counties in southeast Georgia are eligible for disaster assistance from damage caused by Hurricane Idalia, which struck the state on Aug. 30. The storm damaged state fruit, vegetable and pecan production, groves and... more »

USDA offers more than $3 billion for 2022 specialty crop damage

The USDA will provide more than $3 billion to commodity and specialty crop producers affected by natural disaster events in 2022. Eligible impacted producers can apply for financial assistance through the Emergency Relief Program (ERP)... more »

Georgia counties receive Hurricane Idalia disaster declarations

In response to Hurricane Idalia's damage, the federal government has approved disaster declarations for three south Georgia counties, two of which are major vegetable, berry, peach and pecan producers. Cook, Lowndes and Glynn counties received... more »

After March freeze, Georgia, Southeast counties declared disaster areas

The United States Department of Agriculture has declared 18 Georgia counties as primary natural disaster areas. The disaster declaration follows March freezes that damaged Georgia‚Äôs peach and pecan crops and other crops. Growers in North... more »

GFVGA reports widespread storm damage

Strong storms, hail, wind and torrential rain have hammered parts of Georgia over the past week. There are multiple reports of damage to Georgia fruit and vegetable production as well as row crops. As officials... more »

Specialty Crop group supports disaster relief, mechanization bills

The Specialty Crop Farm Bill Alliance (SCFBA) this week endorsed the following legislation that will be considered during the 2023 Farm Bill discussions: the Fair Access to Agriculture Disaster Programs Act and the Specialty Crop... more »

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