Farming in the Valley Post-Irene; Update from CISA
It’s not yet clear what disaster assistance may be available to farmers and even when it is, how much of their losses will be covered. We are regularly updating our post-Irene information page for farmers. If you would like to contribute, see here for a list of funds that may provide some help to some farmers.
Despite the damage to farms in low-lying areas, most farms in the region have a bounty of crops available. Even many farms that flooded only lost crops in some fields. Farmers’ markets, farmstands, and retailers have lots of beautiful and delicious locally grown products for sale, and now, more than ever, your commitment to buy local is important. Farmers grow food for us in all kinds of weather – now’s the time for us to show our support and appreciation.