Georgia FSA, NRCS, RMA, and Rural Development are holding a meeting for all interested parties this monday (October 22) starting at 2:00 at the UGA Tifton Campus Conference Center. They will be discussing disaster programs that each of their organizations have.
Furthermore, our partners at the National Cotton Council of America have developed a site for reporting storm damages. This data will be helpful as cotton leadership goes to Washington to discuss disaster relief for farmers across the areas affected by Hurricane Michael. The Council is also reminding producers to look over ARC/PLC election information as they make those decisions in the aftermath of the hurricane. See below for more information:
A NCC link for providing estimates of crop losses on your farm and/or in your county. Damage estimates can be detailed by either giving pre- and post-Michael yields or specifying losses in pounds or percentages. An estimate of the number of cotton acres on your operation will be helpful. We are also asking for information on input costs for this crop, as well as feedback on damages to other crops, structures, equipment or other infrastructure. Please note the name of the storm, as we intend to also send this link to industry leaders impacted by Hurricane Florence. The information that you provide will be anonymous, as we are asking you to not to provide your name.
A NCC link with information for the 2018 Seed Cotton Program, including an ARC/PLC example.
A link to the USDA-RMA Managers Bulletin covering emergency procedures for crops damaged by Hurricane Michael.