“Within FSA, we have the emergency conservation program that can help pick up debris. We have programs to help with noninsured crop. We do have indemnity programs to help, if you had weather related livestock mortality issues. “
Plus natural resources, conservation service offerings and federal crop insurance.
Probably the most important thing that producers need to do right now outside of securing their homes and their personal property is to get in touch with their crop insurance agent, get in the queue. Obviously, the adjusters are going to be working overtime over the next weeks and months to survey and assess all the damage and help producers decide really what's next. We've seen a lot of physical loss to bins and buildings. We do have farm storage facility loans. We've got tree orchards, nursery trees, any of those that were damaged. We've got support to help with either replanting or repairing those nursery and orchard trees. From an NRCS perspective, eqip might be able to be used for producers, eqip, gives financial resources and one on one help to plan and implement improvements on the land, especially if there's been any soil erosion or other kinds of disaster on the land.