Monday, June 11, 2007

Drought Conditions May Warrant Another Crop Disaster Declaration

Farmers including Nursery, Sod, and Flower producers, are asked to begin assessing crop damage due to the prolonged drought conditions. Please begin reporting these losses or any association crop damage to your local Farm Service Agency. In Henderson and Transylvania Counties NC, your contact is Kelly Springs. He can be reached at 693-1406. In Buncombe County the contact is Christopher West. His number is 828-254-0916.

For more information contact your local Cooperative Extension Center and ask for the Commercial Horticulture Agent.