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USDA Resources Available for Farmers Hurt by 2018, 2019 Disasters

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. –Farmers and producers in 25 Alabama counties affected by natural disasters in 2018 and 2019 can apply for assistance through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Wildfire and Hurricane Indemnity Program Plus (WH…

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Safety After a Disaster

When natural disasters strike, you must take care of yourself and your family first. There are serious problems to deal with before recovery begins. Illness or injury may result from contaminated water, debris-filled roadways, electrical an…

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Disaster Assistance for Homeowners and Renters

Following a federally qualified disaster, counties may be designated eligible for disaster assistance to households and businesses. The following information will help you understand what assistance is available, what information you need t…

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Disaster Planning for Persons with Special Needs

The Southeast is no stranger to drought, hurricanes, wildfires, and other disasters that leave a path of death and destruction. That’s why it’s important to prepare, particularly for persons that have special needs. Anyone with special …

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Coronavirus: Mortgage Relief Options

…r other appropriate assistance.
Homeowners with a Fannie Mae–owned mortgage loan may also work with Fannie Mae‘s Disaster Response Network by calling (877) 833-1746.

Other Mortgage Loans
If your mortgage loan is not owned by Fred…

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Coronavirus: Should I Consider Putting Things on a Credit Card?

…efore deciding to use credit cards, develop a plan for how to repay the newly created debt and avoid having a financial disaster later.

Consumers should consider the following before using credit cards.

Contact the credit card issuer …

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Coronavirus: Where to Go to Get Help

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HOPE Inside Disaster
HOPE Inside Disaster, in partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), is the only financi…

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Coronavirus: Helpful Food and Shopping Tips

…ps now in case you face a quarantine.

Preparing for a quarantine of this nature is much like preparing for a natural disaster. In this situation, however, loss of electricity and gas services is not expected. You will likely have use of …

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Alabama Extension Provides COVID-19 Resources

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – As the pace of reported coronavirus (COVID-19) cases accelerates across the United States, events that bring many people together are being canceled. Austin, Texas officials canceled the South by Southwest Festiv…

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Hemp Insurance Available for Alabama Growers


Until the required three years of returns are available, growers can seek assistance through the Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program.

The application period for WFRP coverage closes February 28. Contact an RMA agent, or Al…

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Wet Conditions Affecting Winter Feeding

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Recent rainfall across the state has many cattle producers dipping deeper into their winter feeding supplies.

“There are many areas of the state where hay supplies are tightening,” said Kent Stanford, an A…

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Coping with Winter Feeding Needs

…ion to their animals during the winter.
Farm Service Agency (FSA)
Farmers should sign up for the FSA Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP). During years of drought, there are often fewer hay supplies for farmers to feed their cattle dur…

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Safely Owning and Operating a Chain Saw

AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Approximately 36,000 people are treated for chain saw injuries each year.

Chain saws are important tools to use in land management. Whether implementing habitat management or maintaining clear roads, chain saw…

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Home Grounds, Gardens & Home Pests – The Urban Difference: Report 2018

*This is part 8 of 9 from The Urban Difference: Report 2018

Trees Add Value to Disaster-hit Communities
Replanting trees after natural or manmade Disasters helps a city and its residents to revitalize landscapes and to instill a sense o…

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Alabama Extension Offers Drought Resources

…e effects of drought on specific areas. The reported information can assist in triggering drought response through USDA disaster relief and IRS tax provisions. These reports will also help state agencies make decisions regarding health and …

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