Help available for Tropical Storm Fred losses
Farmers who suffered losses due to Tropical Storm Fred can now apply for help through the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services’ Agricultural Crop Loss Program through the April 15 application deadline.
The program covers crop, feed, livestock, aquaculture and farm infrastructure losses for farmers in Avery, Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Madison, Mitchell, McDowell, Rutherford, Transylvania, Watauga and Yancey counties. To qualify, commodities must have been planted but not harvested — or, for aquaculture, raised — before or on Aug. 17, 2021.
The program is funded through a $50 million appropriation from the N.C. General Assembly. Learn more or download an application at ncagr.gov. For questions about the program, call 866.747.9823 or reach out to the county Cooperative Extension or Farm Service Agency office.