NCFB Hurricane Relief Fund - Producer Application
NCFB Hurricane Relief Fund: The North Carolina Farm Bureau has established the "Hurricane Relief Fund" to support our state's farmers and rural neighbors as recovery efforts in your communities become more apparent. Major donors include Duke Energy and Bayer Crop Science. These funds are supporting multiple initiatives. To learn more or make a donation visit https://www.ncfb.org/Florence-Relief-Fund

Pasture Renovation & Cover Crop Seed Initiative: As we approach the winter months, many pastures and fields are damaged and are at an increased risk to soil erosion with every precipitation event. To replenish lost forage and to keep productive soils in the fields, the Hurricane Relief Fund is offering Cereal Rye and Triticale as a winter cover crop seed for pasture renovation and crop fields to eligible producers at no cost as supplies last.

Producers with pastures and fields impacted by the hurricanes in the counties identified below are eligible to request seed to implement up to 10 acres of pasture renovation or 20 acres of a cover crop, equivalent to 1,000 pounds of seed. Total available seed per producer is based on acres impacted, as indicated by the survey applicant, considering a 100 pound per acre application rate for pasture renovation and a 50 pound per acre application rate for crop fields, not to exceed the cap. Seed will be available for pick up at the closest Research Station at a designated time. Producers will be notified by email regarding the day they can pick up the seed. All other transportation, planting costs and labor is to be borne by the producer and is not eligible for reimbursement.

NOTE: CAP IS 1,000 POUNDS OF SEED PER PRODUCER

Eligible Counties: Alamance, Alleghany, Anson, Ashe, Beaufort, Bladen, Brunswick, Buncombe, Cabarrus, Carteret, Caswell, Chatham, Columbus, Craven, Cumberland, Currituck, Dare, Davidson, Duplin, Durham, Edgecombe, Franklin, Granville, Greene, Guilford, Harnett, Hoke, Hyde, Iredell, Johnston, Jones, Lee, Lenoir, Madison, Martin, McDowell, Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Montgomery, Moore, Nash, New Hanover, Onslow, Orange, Pamlico, Pender, Person, Pitt, Randolph, Richmond, Robeson, Rowan, Sampson, Scotland, Stanly, Surry, Tyrrell, Union, Vance, Wake, Washington, Watauga, Wayne, Wilkes, Wilson, Yancey. Priority is given to the counties hardest hit by the hurricane.

Research Station Town Locations serving as Seed Pick-Up Sites: Castle Hayne, Clayton, Clinton, Goldsboro, Jackson Springs, Kinston, Laurel Springs, Lewiston-Woodville, Mills River, Oxford, Plymouth, Reidsville, Rocky Mount, Salisbury, Waynesville, Whiteville

Application Batching: Applications will be batched each Friday and producers will be notified the following week by email on their application’s status and pick-up location. Priority will be given to those counties hardest hit by the hurricanes. Applications will continue to be accepted until November 30, 2018. Any questions are to be directed to Michelle Lovejoy, 919-510-4599 or ncfswc@gmail.com.

NOTE all future communications and pick up instructions will be sent to the email address provided in the application. If you submit a paper application, your information will remain on file at the collection location until the end of the initiative. Your specific contact information will not be given to any third party or used for any other purposes. All information provided to project partners or the public will be aggregated at the county level. You do not need to be a Farm Bureau member to apply. All awarded applications are subject to the availability of funds and will be awarded on a weekly basis until November 30, 2018.

Email address *
Eligible Counties *
Select from the list below the county where the majority of your damaged acreage that will benefit from pasture renovation or a winter cover crop is located, note priority will be given to those counties hardest hit by the hurricane.
Contact Information - First Name *
Provide the First Name of the Producer requesting seed
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Contact Information - Last Name *
Provide the Last Name of the Producer requesting seed
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Contact Information - Street Address *
Provide the Street Address of the Producer's primary residence
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Contact Information - Town *
Provide the Town of the Producer's primary residence
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Contact Information - Zip Code *
Provide the Zip Code of the Producer's primary residence
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Contact Information - Mobile Number *
Provide the Producer's mobile number or best number to reach them including area code
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Contact Information - Email Address *
Provide the Producer's email address. NOTE all future communications and pick up instructions will be sent to this email address.
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Operation Information - Farm Name
Provide the business name of the Farm if applicable
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Operation Information - Farm Address *
Provide the Farm Address or the closest physical address or cross roads to the largest field impacted by flooding
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Disaster Impacts - Acres *
Provide the estimated number of pasture or crop field acres impacted
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Disaster Impacts - Crop Rotation *
Indicate the types of crop in rotation in the impacted areas. Check all that apply.
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Disaster Impacts - Plant Date *
Provide the estimated planting date for the pasture renovation or winter cover crop
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Seed Distribution - First Name
Provide the First Name of the person picking up the seed if different from the Producer name listed above
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Seed Distribution - Last name
Provide the Last Name of the person picking up the seed if different from the Producer name listed above
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Seed Distribution - Pick Up Site 1st Choice *
Partners are working to minimize costs and streamline seed delivery. The number of available distribution sites will be based on the locations of producers requesting seed. Please select your 1st and 2nd choice Research Stations to be your Pick Up Site. If these Research Stations not a Pick Up Site, you will be assigned the next closest site to your primary residence.
Seed Distribution - Pick Up Site 2nd Choice *
Producer Affidavit *
By submitting this application, I attest that the information provided is truthful and accurate, and that I am submitting this form for the purpose of receiving seed from the NC Foundation for Soil and Water Conservation to renovate a pasture or to plant a cover crop on fields damaged by Hurricane Florence and Tropical Storm Michael. I attest that the fields described above are under my management. I understand that the Foundation is under no obligation to provide me with seed and that the Foundation’s decision to distribute seed is within the Foundation’s sole discretion. Finally, I agree to participate in any follow-up survey that may be conducted by the Foundation to validate the program’s effectiveness.
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