Hurricane Irene Agricultural Recovery Meetings Scheduled

Farmers devastated by Hurricane Irene have another opportunity to meet with state and federal officials.

Bob Etheridge, Special Advisor for Hurricane Irene Recovery Efforts
David Smith, Chief Deputy Commissioner, NC Dept. of Agriculture & Consumer Services and Aaron Martin, state director, U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency will all be on hand. Representatives from the N.C. Farm Bureau also will be there.

There will be a meeting Tuesday in Rocky Mount at the Edgecombe County Cooperative Extension Services Livestock Arena. The meeting is scheduled to take place from 6 - 8 p.m.

Another meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 20 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Hertford County Cooperative Extension Office in Winton.


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  • by madea Location: eastern carolina on Oct 29, 2011 at 06:12 PM
    i have farmed and fished all my life and i do not know why the government can only hand out money to the farmers todays prices for grain are triple what they were in the eighties when the government didnt hand out as much to the farmers go back to real farming where you didnt have john deer and new shiny pick ups from government checks if you cant make it with the prices you get shut it down other people put food on the table besides farmers like the commercial fisherman who recieves no benefits from storms or bad seasons
  • by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2011 at 03:50 AM
    If you are a tobacco grower, I have no sympathy for you. You are growing something that pollutes the lungs of people and is made into a product that has killed and will kill thousands every year.
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      by Anonymous on Oct 20, 2011 at 05:25 AM in reply to
      Yea..but it is still LEGAL to grow and smoke. I don't hear you complaining about farmers who grow the items needed to make beer/liquor. How many people does beer/liquor kill every year.
  • by PLOW BOY on Oct 20, 2011 at 02:31 AM
    YOU NEED TO FARM FOR TEN YEARS AND FIND OUT WHAT THE REAL WORLD IS ALL ABOUT BECAUSE YOU DO NOT HAVE A CLUE. DROUGHT THIS SUMMER. IRENE IN AUGUST. WET IN SEPETEMBER AND OCTOBER. AND WHAT IT WILL BE NOVERMBER AND DECEMBER? WHEN THERE IS NO FOOD ON THE GROCERY STORE ONE TIME YOU MIGHT BE HAPPY FOR WHAT WE DO FOR THE PEOPLE IN THE WORLD!!!!!!
  • by taxman Location: wilson on Oct 18, 2011 at 10:05 AM
    Just make sure you folks appear appropriately "devastated" when you show-up looking for more of that federal money they always whine about being handed out to Wall St bankers and brokers. Leave those shiny new pick-up trucks at home and get a ride in a beat-up,wenty year old vehicle. Oh and don't forget the patches on the elbows of shirts and knees of your trousers.
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      by to tax man on Oct 20, 2011 at 04:56 AM in reply to taxman
      got it , thanks anyway
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