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Information for Flood Victims

September 9th, 2011 @ 3:12 pm by Julie Patterson

Danielle Penney is a new member of NYAW and offered some links for information for flood victims. Thank you Danielle–many need this information!¬†She had a roundtable discussion last week and attended an emergency meeting for producers yesterday in Orange County with approximately 200 + in attendance. There was a panel set up with approximately 15 people from the following agencies – FEMA, FSA, NYS Dept of Ag & Markets, Cooperative Extension, NYCAMH, Farm Credit East, Quality Milk, Soil & Water Conservation, Crop Growers Insurance & NYS Department of Labor.

Here are some links with pertinent references pertaining to disaster relief:

State requests federal waivers for crop protection and flood insurance:
http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/09072011FloodAid
State sets up $15 Million Agricultural/Community Recovery Fund:
http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/09032011AgriculturalCommunityRecoveryFund;
http://www.agmkt.state.ny.us/AD/release.asp?ReleaseID=1976
State asks USDA for $45 Million in agricultural storm disaster aid:
http://www.governor.ny.gov/press/09012011agriculturalassistance
Here’s a link to the Department of Agriculture & Markets disaster assistance available to farmers:
http://www.agmkt.state.ny.us/disaster-assistance-and-resources.html
And a link to the Department of Labor disaster unemployment assistance
program: http://www.labor.ny.gov/ui/claimantinfo/importantnews.shtm

 

 

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