Thursday, July 09, 2020
USDA To Provide Hurricane Guides For Farmers

USDA To Provide Hurricane Guides For Farmers

(NORTH CAROLINA NEWS NETWORK) — The United States Department of Agriculture is rolling out hurricane preparedness and recovery manuals for farmers.

There are 23 versions. Twelve of them will be released by the end of June. The rest are expected to roll out by the end of July.

Steve McNulty, director of the USDA southeast climate hub says the guides are something new.

Universities around the country, including North Carolina State University, contributed to making the guidelines. Each are tailored to a variety of production and states.

The USDA said it hopes to have hard copies made available after the 2020 hurricane season.  In the meantime, the manuals will be made available online in the near future.

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