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From: Michelle Lovejoy <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: September 21, 2018
Subject: Flo + NRCS response re animal mortality
Sharing what I’m hearing in case it helps you in your recovery efforts …
Mass Mortality Cost Share
NRCS is releasing a process to SWCD to enroll folks into EQIP contracts for mass mortality. They indicated that state funds from Dept Ag are forthcoming.
There is a quick turn around to get in an application, but farmer can move forward with work prior to contract IF they have an approved application. They still have to jump through all the normal EQIP enrollment hoops, like registration as FSA. I don’t know the total dollar amount. Deadlines referenced were Sept 24 and Oct 12, (don’t have specific county list yet); after these dates they will close the application submittal and start ranking. Very quick turn around. Bulletin should hit District listserve today.
USDA Sec coming to NC next Monday, for a fly over, coordinating with NC Dept Ag
Note from another partner – If farmers are going through the NCDA Vet Division as part of their mass mortality process, then the composting work should meet the NRCS Standards. It’s also possible that money could come through FEMA to NCDA and make NRCS assistance unnecessary.
Michelle Lovejoy, Executive Director
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The following is an updated newsletter from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture Veterinary Division in regards to Hurricane Florence as of September 19, 2018:
Reminder: Health Certificates and coggins requirements have been suspended.
As of Tuesday, September 18th, the Southeastern Agricultural Center in Lumberton will be accepting evacuated horses. Please contact them at (910) 618-5699. Their address is 1027 US-74 ALT, Lumberton, NC 28358.
The following newsletter contains important information from the North Carolina Department of Agriculture Veterinary Division in regards to Hurricane Florence.
Shelter space available for horses impacted by Hurricane Florence at
Equine Health Center in Southern Pines (NC State Veterinary Medicine)
As a service to the North Carolina equine community, the NC State College of Veterinary Medicine has opened temporary shelter space at the Equine Health Center at Southern Pines for horses displaced by the catastrophic flooding caused by Hurricane Florence.
Paddocks are available for horses in stable health condition. All horses must have an up-to-date rabies vaccine history and a current Coggins test.
Horses with severe wounds or other health issues should not come to the Equine Health Center, but can be seen by the equine emergency service at the CVM in Raleigh.
For more information, call the Equine Health Center at 910-692-8773, office hours 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., or call the NC State Large Animal Hospital at 919-513-6630.
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NCDA&CS hotline: 1-866-645-9403
The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has a hotline to connect farmers with resources that can assist with agricultural emergencies. The toll-free number is 1-866-645-9403. The hotline operates 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Farmers can also find recovery resources here: www.ncagr.gov/disaster.
Stay safe out there. Your success as you welcome visitors to your farm is our job. Thank you for all that you are doing.