FRIDAY DEADLINE FOR AQUACULTURE ASSISTANCE
MONTGOMERY, Ala. -- The Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries reminds Alabama's aquaculture producers that the application deadline for the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Aquaculture Grant Program is Friday, Oct. 29.
The USDA is providing $3.9 million to be used to compensate Alabama's producers who experienced losses due to high feed costs in 2009. This funding is part of a trio of disaster assistance programs approved by the USDA in September that includes: Crop Assistance Program, Lost Poultry Contract Assistance Program and Aquaculture Grant Program.
Aquaculture producers should contact Joe Cowart at 1-800-642-7761, ext. 7223 for more information.
The Lost Poultry Contract Assistance Program application process will be Nov. 1-Dec. 1. Poultry producers should contact Ray Hilburn at 1-800-642-7761, ext. 7213.
The Crop Assistance Program is being administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA). Farmers should contact their local FSA office.
For more information on USDA's disaster assistance programs, please visit here.