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To help farm families through difficult times, North Carolina Farm Bureau’s Hurricane Relief Fund is administered through the FARM program. The purpose of the program is to provide assistance to eligible farmers who suffer losses due to hurricanes and tropical storms.

Current Assistance: Tropical Storm Fred

Producers impacted by Tropical Storm Fred (August 16-20, 2021), in the counties identified below, may request direct assistance. Qualifying producers will receive assistance based on the total number of producers who participate in the assistance program. The assistance provided is subject to the availability of funds and will not exceed $500 per producer.

Eligible Counties

Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Graham, Haywood, Jackson, Madison, Mitchell, Transylvania, Watauga, and Yancey

Application Instructions

Producers are encouraged to submit an online application at the link below. For those not able to do so, a paper application and damage verification can be submitted. The application and damage verification can be submitted by one of the following options:

  • Return to a county Farm Bureau office
  • Scan and email to foundation@ncfb.org
  • Mail to: NC Farm Bureau, Attention Farm Assistance and Recovery Mission, PO Box 27766, Raleigh NC 27611
Submission deadline is October 31, 2021.

Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified of their status. Any questions should be directed to NC Farm Bureau, 919-783-4319 or foundation@ncfb.org.

About the NCFB Hurricane Relief Fund

North Carolina Farm Bureau cares about our farm families and the challenges our farmers face every day. Many of the challenges they face are completely out of their control, particularly the weather. The unprecedented storms of 2018 left many of our states farmers and ranchers in dire circumstances in a time where our agricultural economy had not completely recovered from previous weather disasters and lowered net farm income. We knew that we had to act to help our farm families that were devastated by Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael. The North Carolina Farm Bureau Hurricane Relief Fund was instituted to compliment other organizations and government agencies who demonstrated a long term commitment to helping farmers and rural communities recover from Hurricane Season 2018.

Today, the Hurricane Relief Fund continues to serve farm families and rural communities that are severely impacted by storms through various assistance and outreach programs.

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