Important notice for agriculture sector regarding Hurricane Sandy
• Making a list of important phone numbers ahead of time in order to make calls following a storm. Potential numbers to include are the local emergency management office, county extension agent, insurance agent, county Farm Service Agency and private veterinarian. For local emergency offices, contact http://www.dhses.ny.gov/oem/contact/
• Being prepared for storms and hurricanes could help farmers limit their losses, but preparation needs to begin now, before Hurricane Sandy hits Upstate New York.
Farmers may be interested in consulting the Hurricane Irene archive for further information regarding agriculture issues and disaster recovery: