As we approach the winter months, many pastures and fields are damaged and are at an increased risk to soil erosion with every precipitation event. To replenish lost forage and to keep productive soils in the fields, the Hurricane Relief Fund is offering Cereal Rye and Triticale as a winter cover crop seed for pasture renovation and crop fields to eligible producers at no cost as supplies last.
Producers with pastures and fields impacted by the hurricanes in the counties identified below are eligible to request seed to implement up to 10 acres of pasture renovation or 20 acres of a cover crop, equivalent to 1,000 pounds of seed. Total available seed per producer is based on acres impacted, as indicated by the survey applicant, considering a 100 pound per acre application rate for pasture renovation and a 50 pound per acre application rate for crop fields, not to exceed the cap. Seed will be available for pick up at the closest Research Station at a designated time. Producers will be notified by email regarding the day they can pick up the seed. All other transportation, planting costs and labor is to be borne by the producer and is not eligible for reimbursement.
NOTE: CAP IS 1,000 POUNDS OF SEED PER PRODUCER
The North Carolina Farm Bureau has established the "Hurricane Relief Fund" to support our state's farmers and rural neighbors as recovery efforts in your communities become more apparent. Major donors include Duke Energy and Bayer Crop Science. These funds are supporting multiple initiatives. To learn more or make a donation visit https://www.ncfb.org/Florence-Relief-Fund
Alamance, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe, Cabarrus, Carteret, Caswell, Chatham, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Davidson, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Greene, Guilford, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Iredell, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Madison, Martin, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pender, Person, Pitt, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rowan, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Surry, Tyrrell, Union, Vance, Wake, Washington, Watauga, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilson, Yancey
NOTE: priority is given to those counties hardest hit by the hurricane
Castle Hayne, Clayton, Clinton, Goldsboro, Jackson Springs, Kinston, Laurel Springs, Lewiston-Woodville, Mills River, Oxford, Plymouth, Reidsville, Rocky Mount, Salisbury, Waynesville, Whiteville
All applicants were notified by email as of 12.4. Watch here for spring updates!
Any questions are to be directed to Michelle Lovejoy, 919-510-4599 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
NOTE all future communications and pick up instructions will be sent to the email address provided in the application. If you submit a paper application, your information will remain on file at the collection location until the end of the initiative. Your specific contact information will not be given to any third party or used for any other purposes. All information provided to project partners or the public will be aggregated at the county level. You do not need to be a Farm Bureau member to apply. All awarded applications are subject to the availability of funds and will be awarded on a weekly basis until November 30, 2018.
Do you have Cereal Rye or Triticale seed available to sell? If so please submit an application. Each week we will place a seed order until funds are expended. Consider a discounted rate to help our farmers recover from the hurricanes.