Managing Flood Damaged Crops and Forage from Tropical Storm Irene

Tropical storm Irene has caused some of the most massive flood damage to crops in over fifty years. Many crop fields were completely destroyed, while others were left with varying degrees of damage. Before making any decisions about your fields, you should document and report any crop damage to your local U.S. Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency (USDA FSA) office, your crop insurance agent and the Vermont Agency of Agriculture, Food and Markets. You are strongly encouraged to take ‘time-dated’ photos of any damage. Such information may be critical in federal emergency determinations and your eligibility for these programs.
Click on the link below for the best management guidelines for harvesting, storing, and feeding flooded field and forage crops including corn, hay crops and pasture.

Managing Flood Damaged Crops and Forage from Tropical Storm Irene (pdf)

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