Agricultural Disasters

Post-Flood Livestock Feeding Guidelines at www.eden.isu.edu Farming is one of the most hazardous occupations in the United States, with 20.3 farm fatalities occurring annually for every 100,000 farm workers. With an average of 60,000 farm workers in Alabama, these figures suggest an average of 12 farm worker fatalities annually in Alabama. Not included in these statistics are the numerous accidents that result in injury. You can reduce the numbers by teaching your workers safe work practices and by using those practices yourself.

The USDA Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) Emergency Preparedness and Response site includes information on topics such as animal health Emergency, pet evacuation and shelter, plant health emergency, and emergency contacts.

Farm Safety and Security

Preparing for Disasters

Damage Assessment

  • Ag Damage Assessment and Economic Costs Estimation form was published by Penn State Extension. It includes sections on
    • Animal losses (owner, contract grower)
    • Crop losses
    • Structures and facilities losses
    • Stored materials losses, and
    • Machinery and equipment losses

Risk Management

Severe Weather

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency provides the following links: