Published On: Mon, Jul 16th, 2012

Area farmers eligible for storm damage assistance

     Severe thunder storms has caused damage in Swain and Jackson Counties. Farms and ranchs suffering severe damage may be eligible for assistance if the damage will be so costly to rehabilitate that Federal assistance is or will be needed to return the land to productive agricultural use.

     An eligible loss may receive assistance for restoration measures. The following types of measures may be eligible;

     *Removing debris from farmland

     * Grading, shaping, or re-leveling severely damaged farmland

     * Restoring permanent fences

     * Restoring conservation structures and other similar installations

     Producers who have suffered a loss from a natural disaster may contact the local FSA Office and report damage to determine eligibility.

     Please call 828-488-2684 or 828-586-6193 ext.2 or visit the office at 50 Main St. Federal Bldg. Room 220, Bryson City for assistance.

 – FSA

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