Farmers: Crop Disaster Resources
The historic rainfall events coupled with the severe cold and snow in 2019 have had devastating impacts on Michigan’s farming and agricultural communities. Wet conditions are preventing farmers from getting into the fields and from planting for the growing season. In parts of the state, farmers are now so many weeks behind schedule that they are nearly out of time and options for this year.
As part of the commitment to our farmers who feed our families, the State of Michigan is partnering with the United States Department of Agriculture as well as Michigan State University Extension to make as many resources available to farmers as possible. A quick list of possible resources is available below. This list isn’t comprehensive and will be updated as more information and resources are identified.
MDARD is encouraging farmers to reach out to their area USDA and Michigan State University Extension experts for guidance during this difficult time.
State of Michigan Resources
Agricultural Loan Origination Program
Michigan State University Extension Resources
USDA / Federal Resources
RMA Prevented Planting Cover Crop Relief FAQ’s (Frequently Updated)