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Farm Business Management Update, October/November 2003

By Gordon Groover

Last year we were concerned about managing drought conditions related to crops and livestock. Now a majority of the state is concerned with getting back on its feet after the devastating effects of hurricane Isabel. Listed below are selective disaster information and web sites at USDA that maybe helpful. The main USDA Disaster Assistance Program site is This site has information for the national level and for specific programs. It may not have all the details about program implementation, but it will be useful for informing farmers about eligibility, where to apply, and deadlines. Local FSA offices may not have the details about programs when press releases are posted to this site. Local FSA offices do not get information until all procedures are in place to accept applications for a specific program. For additional information on disaster programs see the article Potential Assistance Programs after a Natural Disaster in this months issue.

Farm business managers should consider putting the following activities on their management calendar for October-November.

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