Yearly Archives: 2018

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Meet Melvin Slade: a NC Farmer Moving Beyond Crisis

Melvin Slade (shown here with his grandson Memphis) is a 65-year-old second generation farmer growing 150 acres of corn, soybeans, and wheat fulltime near Pamlico Beach, NC. Hurricane Florence drowned […]

Hurricane Florence: Prepare your Farm and Stay Safe

In the days following the storm, getting assistance will require being very organized at a time when your life is chaotic. We have seen over and over in many disaster situations that being able to access assistance often makes the difference between farms surviving or not. Below are steps you can take to prepare before and after Florence and a list of disaster recovery resources.

Please know that when the storm has passed, there are many of us and partners across the country ready to assist. Farmers, please call us with any questions at 919-542-1396 and press #1 for the farmer hotline or reach the hotline directly toll-free at 866-586-6746.