Agricultural producers could benefit from assistance after Hurricane Ida; meeting scheduled for Thursday | Hurricane center



NEW ORLEANS – The LSU AgCenter is hosting an in-person and online meeting Thursday morning for producers in southeast Louisiana who suffered farm losses from Hurricane Ida.

AgCenter agent Anna Timmerman says state and federal government help is available.

Up to 50 people can attend the New Orleans Botanical Garden Garden Study Center in person. The 10-hour meeting will also be recorded and streamed online through Microsoft Teams.

The meeting is aimed at landowners, farmers and producers of Orleans, Jefferson, Saint-Bernard, Plaquemines, Saint-Charles and surrounding parishes. Supporting documents and documents will be emailed to online participants.

The floodwaters are atop citrus trees at a small farm in the parish of Plaquemines, south of Belle Chasse, on Thursday, September 2, 2021, four days after Hurricane Ida.

Representatives from the United States Department of Agriculture’s Farm Service Agency and Natural Resources Conservation Service recovery programs will provide information on federal farm aid.

Several local non-profit agencies will also have information about the program available.

To register, email Timmerman at [email protected]

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