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Hurricane Michael recovery funds soon available for farmers

Posted on February 25, 2020 12:00 AM

Farmers with operations in 95 eligible Georgia counties may apply for Georgia Farm Recovery Block Grant funds for farm losses from Hurricane Michael not covered by other USDA disaster programs. The  signup period begins March 18 and ends April 8. USDA awarded Georgia $347 million to disburse to farmers under the $3 billion Disaster Relief Act (DRA) of 2019.

Farmers who suffered losses to timber, beef, dairy, poultry, fruit & vegetables, pecans and eligible uninsured irrigation equipment or farm structures in the 95 counties that received a USDA disaster designation for the storm are eligible to apply for the recovery block grant funds.  

Details on how to apply for the recovery grants and proof of loss documents recommended for the application are available at

The application process will take place entirely online March 18 through April 8. No mailed applications nor supporting documents will be accepted. Applicants will be able to create an account on  and log in to work on their applications throughout the signup period.