Sparks Announces Disaster Hotline for Ala. Farmers

August 11, 2006

Alabama Agriculture and Industries Commissioner Ron Sparks has established a toll-free hot line for state farmers who need disaster assistance.

Many Alabama farmers still dealing with the effects of Hurricane Katrina are now suffering because of drought. Some farmers also continue to have trouble with their Federal Crop Insurance claims they filed after disasters in past years.

“Alabama farmers and producers need all the assistance available to recover the loss of income,” Sparks said. “We want to help them by providing assistance with their insurance claims for 2005 and 2006 production losses through this hot line.”

Farmers in need of assistance can call 1-800-951-1275 starting Aug. 10. The hot line will be available until Nov. 1.

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