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Disaster planning for farms and agribusinesses

Disasters. You can't predict when a tornado, hurricane, hazmat or other emergency will strike your business. But you can be prepared and have a plan in case something does happen. Farms, ranches, food warehouses, pesticide dealers and more all have different needs, but the planning basics are the same. Click around. Use the preparedness tools, and in case of a disaster, come back and find the links for assistance.

Hurricane Florence Agriculture Disaster Program of 2018


Recent Updates:

Hurricane Dorian

Ag Emergencies Hotline


  • NCDA&CS offers cleanup and disposal assistance for pesticides (NEWS RELEASE)

  • Remember safety first during storm debris cleanup (NEWS RELEASE)

  • The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will activate its hotline Thursday, Sept. 5, to connect farmers with resources that can assist with agricultural emergencies. The toll-free number is 1-866-645-9403. A live operator will be available on the hotline 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Beginning, Monday, Sept. 9, the hours will change to 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

  • Due to the approach and potential impacts of Hurricane Dorian, the Governor has declared a State of Emergency for North Carolina.  Hurricane Dorian creates an imminent threat of severe economic loss of livestock, poultry and crops ready to be harvested.  At Commissioner Troxler's recommendation and pursuant to N.C. Gen. Stat. § 166A-19.70(g), the Governor has directed the Department of Public Safety to temporarily suspend weighing those vehicles used to transport livestock, poultry or crops ready to be harvested.  The Governor has also declared that the maximum hours of service for drivers prescribed by N.C. Gen. Stat. § 20-381 should be waived.  A copy of Executive Order No. 100 is here. 


Hurricane Michael


Hurricane Florence

NCDA & CS Emergency Programs Division, John Howard, Director
Mailing Address: 1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh , NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh, NC 27601
Phone:  (919) 807-4300 FAX: (919) 807-4303

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