Three Steps to Get Help After Crop Damage
Do not start cleanup!
1. Document the Damage
Before starting any cleanup activity, make sure to take pictures of damage and losses that have occurred.
2. Call Your Insurance Agent
If you have crop insurance, contact your crop insurance agent to report losses or damages. It is important to do this before starting any cleanup activities so that everything can be documented properly. Furthermore, farmers need to notify their crop insurance agent within 72 hours of the discovery of a loss. Farmers should provide a signed, written notice within 15 days of the loss.
3. Contact the FSA 706-546-2266
Contact the local U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Farm Service Agency (FSA) office. It is important to do this before starting any cleanup activities so that everything can be documented properly and a waiver can be issued before cleanup.
Locate your FSA office
https://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app?state=ga&agency=fsa (Georgia Map)
https://offices.sc.egov.usda.gov/locator/app (National Map)
For more information, please visit fsa.usda.gov/programs-and-services/disaster-assistance-program/index