The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services has activated its hotline to connect farmers with resources that can assist with agricultural emergencies. The toll-free number is 1-866-645-9403. The hotline operates 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“There is still uncertainty about how Hurricane Irma will affect our state,” said Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler said Monday. “We anticipate impacts to farms could include power outages, damage to crops and agricultural buildings, and animal health emergencies. We are prepared to work with our state and local partners to help our agricultural community if the need arises.”
Farmers can also find recovery resources on the department’s disaster web page www.ncagr.gov/disaster.