North Carolina Cooperative Extension announces that the application period for the Hurricane Florence Disaster program has been extended until Dec. 20.
Applications must be completed by the individual seeking relief. To be eligible for assistance, the agriculture commodity must have been in the ground on or before Sept. 13.
Applicants will need these forms:
USDA FSA Form 578 – per county per crop losses;
Copy of USDA payment for livestock and poultry loss;
USDA Field Map and list of physical addresses for crops not reported on USDA Form 578;
Completed W-9 for producer, social security number/employer identification number. This form is also in the application;
A late filing fee may be incurred for previously unreported crops. Check with your local FSA office.
For questions, visit the North Carolina Department of Agriculture website at www.ncagr.gov/agriculturaldisaterprogam/. You may also contact your local N.C. Cooperative Extension office or Farm Service Agency office.
Granville County Cooperative Extension can be reached at (919) 603-1350.
This program is only in counties where Presidential Declarations were made. Granville, Person, Vance and Warren Counties are eligible for this assistance.