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Disaster Assistance Programs from the USDA Farm Service Agency

Date: March 19th, 2015

The Farm Service Agency provides assistance for natural disaster losses, resulting from drought, flood, fire, freeze, tornadoes, pest infestation, and other disasters.

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=diap&topic=landing

Emergency Conservation Program

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=copr&topic=ecp

Emergency Farm Loans

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=fmlp&topic=efl

FSA Hay Net

http://www.fsa.usda.gov/FSA/webapp?area=home&subject=diap&topic=landing

 

 


Wildfire Mitigation

Date: March 12th, 2015

Texas A&M Forest Service is committed to continuous wildfire mitigation and prevention programs that reduce hazardous conditions, which lower the risks from wildfires.

Learn more:

http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=8508

Fuel Reduction

http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=8510

Law Enforcement

http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/TFSLawEnforcement/

Safety Tips

http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/WildfirePreparedness/

Unsafe Debris Burning

http://texasforestservice.tamu.edu/main/article.aspx?id=8514

 

 

 


USDA Climate Hubs

Date: March 1st, 2015

The USDA offers information on your area’s climate, with special focus on croplands, livestock and more!

http://climatehubs.oce.usda.gov/


2015 Drought Disaster Updates

Date: February 24th, 2015

Source:  USDA – Disaster & Drought Information

The Drought Disaster Designations Map shows designations due to drought across the country under USDA’s amended rule. Any county declared a primary (red) or contiguous (orange) disaster county makes producers in that county eligible for certain emergency aid.

View Drought Disaster Designations Map (pdf)

List of Designated Drought Disaster Counties (pdf)

More Resources:

DisasterAssistance.gov

View Texas EDEN Agricultural Drought Resources

 


Water Education Network

Date: February 17th, 2015

Don’t forget to check out the AgriLife Extension Water Education Network website for useful information including what you need to know about drought!

http://water.tamu.edu/

 


Biosecurity Practices for Swine Shows and Exhibitors

Date: February 12th, 2015

The co-mingling of swine and equipment at a stock show creates a greater risk for disease transmission. Here are some helpful tips to ensure the health and safety of all animals.

http://texashelp.tamu.edu/004-natural/pdfs/biosecurity-practices-for-swine-shows.pdf

 


Best Management Practices for Equine Disease Prevention

Date: February 11th, 2015

Learn how to protect your horse from diseases. Establish a core and risk-based vaccination program.

View Resource:

http://www.agrilifebookstore.org/Equine-Disease-Prevention-p/eb-6214.htm

 


West Nile Virus

Date: February 5th, 2015

The bite from just one West Nile infected mosquito is enough to transfer the disease to a human. Find out more facts and preventative measures here!

http://eden.lsu.edu/Topics/HumanHealth/WestNile/Pages/default.aspx


Mosquito Workshops

Date: February 4th, 2015

Nine workshops targeting mosquitoes and vector-borne diseases have been planned across the state. They are geared toward municipality, city and health personnel, but anyone is welcome to attend.

Map of mosquito workshop locations (PDF)

Related Resource:

Facts about West Nile Virus »


Pandemic Preparedness and Response

Date: January 21st, 2015

There are four steps every individual or family must take to plan and prepare for a disaster that may occur in their geographical location. Flu season isn’t over; are you prepared?

http://eden.lsu.edu/topics/humanhealth/pandemicflu/preparednessresponse/Pages/default.aspx