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South Carolina Farm Aid Deadline Approaching


SOUTH CAROLINA (August 1, 2016) – Farmers who suffered crop loss due to last year’s flood have fifteen days remaining to apply for South Carolina Farm Aid grants through the South Carolina Department of Agriculture (SCDA). Applications must be postmarked or delivered to an SCDA office on August 15, 2016.

To be eligible for the grant, farmers must have:

  • experienced a verifiable loss of affected agricultural commodities of at least 40-percent as a result of the October 2015 flooding,

  • a farm located in a USDA flood disaster declared South Carolina county and

  • a United Stated Department of Agriculture-Farm Service Agency issued farm number.

Applicants will also be required to sign an affidavit, under penalty of perjury, certifying that loss information is accurate. Acceptable documentation of loss varies based on each crop.

“I encourage farmers still trying to recover from last year’s devastating flood to apply for this one-time assistance,” said Commissioner Hugh Weathers. “There’s still time to get your applications in and our partners continue to provide assistance with the application process.”

For complete application instructions and to access the application PDF form, visit

http://agriculture.sc.gov/SC-farm-aid/. For more information about Farm Aid or to be put in contact with Farm Aid staff, please call Megan Heidkamp with SCDA at (803) 734-2210.

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