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USDA ‘climate hub’ includes hurricane guidance for dairy, forage producers

Progressive Forage Editor Dave Natzke Published on 07 July 2020

It’s hurricane season in the southeast U.S., and the USDA Southeast Climate Hub has published a Hurricane Preparation and Recovery Guide.

The guide provides individualized guidance for Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina and Virginia, with specific sections for producers of various agricultural commodities. All states include information for producers of forage crops.

In addition to general information, the guides also contain links to federal and state resources specific to each state. Downloadable forms enable producers to develop their own lists of local resources and emergency contacts to create on-farm handbooks.

The guides focus on facility and infrastructure considerations to minimize disruptions due to power loss and heavy rain, preparing and securing facilities to protect cattle and property, and describe initial recovery following a hurricane.  end mark

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