Farmers Encouraged To Report Losses Due To Flooding
Government officials are encouraging farmers to report their losses from the excessive spring rains and flood waters. Press releases indicate 15" of rain since mid-May have left lots of farmland underwater and killed many crops. Click to find out how to get help.
James Barber of the USDA's Farm Service Agency urges farmers to keep thorough records of all losses including building damage from flood waters or crop loss from the excessive rain. Click to find your local FSA office or call 1-866-9992.
U.S. Senators Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are asking the USDA to issue an agricultural disaster declaration that would quicken federal assistance. They want Oneida, Herkimer, Madison Montgomery, Fulton, Schoharie and surrounding counties to receive the declaration.
Click here to learn how to help with financial assistance or to lend a hand in the recovery.
Benjamin Leonard Watts/CNY Flood Photos June 2013 The devastating floods in the Mohawk Valley and Central New York has the Salvation Army looking for help to provide disaster relief. The Herkimer chapter has set up a disaster relief command center and they need volunteers willing to donate their time.