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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WEDNESDAY, JAN. 30, 2019

CONTACT: Andrea Ashby, director
NCDA&CS Public Affairs
919-707-3004

Commissioner Troxler to provide update on Agricultural Disaster Relief Program of 2018

WHO/WHAT:

Commissioner Troxler will provide an update on the processing of applications for the Agricultural Disaster Relief Program of 2018. Nearly 7,000 applications were received from more than 70 counties in the state that had farmers eligible for assistance.

 

WHEN/WHERE:

Wednesday, Jan. 30 at 2 p.m.
Hunt Horse Complex, State Fairgrounds, Raleigh

 

ADDITIONAL INFOMATION:

The Agricultural Disaster Program of 2018 provides $240 million in one-time assistance to farmers who suffered agricultural production losses from 2018 storms, Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael. The funding for this program was provided by the N.C. General Assembly through S.L. 2018-136.

The Southern Farm Show is currently underway at the State Fairgrounds. This is the largest agricultural showcase in the Southeast. It is also the largest event at the fairgrounds, with the exception of the annual N.C. State Fair.

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NCDA&CS Public Affairs Division, Andrea Ashby, Director
Mailing Address:1001 Mail Service Center, Raleigh NC 27699-1001
Physical Address: 2 West Edenton Street, Raleigh NC 27601
Phone: (919) 707-3001; FAX: (919) 733-5047

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