News // September 13, 2023

Hurricane Idalia Resources for Shellfish Growers

Hurricane Idalia made landfall in the Big Bend region of Florida’s Gulf Coast as a Category 3 storm on August 30, 2023. According to the National Hurricane Center, Idalia brought a storm surge as high as 16 feet and severe winds. Florida’s shellfish growers in Levy and Dixie Counties. What is uncertain is if shellfish growers will be eligible for EQIP to assist in removing obstacles from their leases and restoring submerged lands to pre-storm conditions. We are currently working with the NRCS program leader to determine edibility. The application sign-up deadline is November 17, 2023. USDA FSA Meeting for

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