Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL)
Oct 26, 2020
Congressman Bradley Byrne (R-AL) released the following statement announcing the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has made an agricultural disaster designation for counties in Alabama affected by Hurricane Sally.
Byrne said: “As farmers in Southwest Alabama continue to recover and rebuild after Hurricane Sally, USDA and the Trump administration continue to stand beside them and provide all the assistance possible. I am thankful for USDA’s continued commitment to our farmers, and I encourage impacted farmers to apply for assistance.”
Baldwin and Mobile Counties have been designated primary natural disaster areas, and Clarke, Escambia, Monroe, and Washington were named “contiguous counties” in the declaration, making them eligible for assistance as well. Farmers should contact their local FSA office for information on how to apply for assistance. Additional information on USDA’s disaster assistance program, including county lists and maps, can be found at http://disaster.fsa.usda.gov.
On September 28, Byrne hosted USDA Secretary Sonny Perdue in Baldwin County to hear firsthand from farmers impacted by Sally.