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:
State sets up $15 Million Agricultural/Community Recovery Fund:
State asks USDA for $45 Million in agricultural storm disaster aid:
Here’s a link to the Department of Agriculture & Markets disaster assistance available to farmers:
And a link to the Department of Labor disaster unemployment assistance