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How Moffitt, Edwards salvaged relief for '21 apple crop loss

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During a breakfast with state Agriculture Commissioner Steve Troxler before the opening of the WNC Mountain State Fair last September, state Rep. Tim Moffitt seized the moment.   Read Story »

Tags: apple farming | Chuck Edwards | Jeff Nix | Tim Moffitt | 2021 apple crop | freeze | Tropical Storm Fred

Henderson County News

Application period now open for tropical storm Fred crop loss payments

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The application period for the Agricultural Crop Loss Program for farmers that suffered losses due to Tropical Storm Fred is now open, the N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services announced.   Read Story »

Tags: hurricanes | tropical storms | Tropical Storm Fred

Henderson County News

Submerged crops can't be used for food, ag commissioner warns

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Farmers whose crops were flooded by Tropical Storm Fred face not only the prospect of lower yields and loss of quality, but also the reality that those crops cannot be used for human food, the N.C. Agriculture commissioner warned.   Read Story »

Tags: 2021 apple crop | Tropical Storm Fred

Henderson County News

Pisgah rangers urge patience as forest repairs are 'neither fast nor easy'

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Urging patience because of the tremendous damage from Tropical Storm last Tuesday, the Pisgah Ranger District rangers said crews continue to assess damage and make repairs in a process that is "neither fast nor easy."   Read Story »

Tags: Pisgah National Forest | Tropical Storm Fred

Henderson County News

Pardee launches collection drive to aid flood victims

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Pardee UNC Health Care has launched a collection drive to help those affected by Tropical Storm Fred.   Read Story »

Tags: tropical storms | Tropical Storm Fred

Henderson County News

N.C. activates hotline for reporting farm damage

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The N.C. Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services will activate its hotline beginning Saturday to connect farmers with resources that can assist with damage and other agricultural emergencies related to the storm.   Read Story »

Tags: 2021 apple crop | Tropical Storm Fred | tropical s

Henderson County Business

Fred's rain ruins hundreds of acres of crops, further damages apples

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MILLS RIVER — Bradley Johnston, Dave Shaffer, Jason Davis and Kirby Johnson sat around a picnic table outside Johnston’s barn, under the gaze of a few of Johnston’s Jersey cows, and talked about the growing season — in the past tense.   Read Story »

Tags: tropical storms | 2021 apple crop | Tropical Storm Fred