Farmers, Ranchers Urged to Record Hurricane Losses
Washington--Juan Garcia, Farm Service Agency administrator, on Wednesday urged farmers and ranchers affected by Hurricane Sandy to keep thorough records of all losses, including livestock death losses, as well as expenses for such things as feed purchases and extraordinary costs because of lost supplies and or increased transportation costs.
Producers with damaged farmland should contact their local FSA office. The Emergency Conservation Program may be able to assist producers who need to repair farmland or remove debris due to Hurricane Sandy. Crops insured by federal crop insurance or by the Noninsured Disaster Assistance Program are covered when floodwaters have rendered them valueless.