MONTGOMERY, Ala., Oct. 23 — Gov. Kay Ivey today announced a U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) disaster declaration for farmers in Alabama counties impacted by Hurricane Sally.
Ivey shared a letter from Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue designating Baldwin and Mobile counties as primary agricultural disaster areas, which also makes assistance available to neighboring Clarke, Escambia, Monroe and Washington counties.
Alabama Farmers Federation National Affairs Director Mitt Walker thanked the governor and Trump administration for their quick response to farmers hit hard by the hurricane.
“We appreciate Gov. Ivey and Secretary Perdue working to speed relief to farmers whose crops and property were damaged by Hurricane Sally,” Walker said. “This designation gives farmers access to a number of USDA programs including emergency loans, the Emergency Conservation Program, Tree Assistant Program and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP).”
For more information about available assistance and program eligibility, farmers should contact their local Farm Service Agency office or visit farmers.gov/recover.