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Drought Information

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Updated Dec. 9, 2016

This page is designed to provide farmers with information about the drought and how to cope with it. It contains links to a variety of government and private resources, statistics, and documents offering advice and guidance about coping with the drought. In the center section, you'll find summaries and links for assistance programs and the latest drought-related news. This page is updated when new information is available, so please check back regularly.

Assistance Programs

Hay Alert

Toll-free number available to assist farmers in finding hay or placing for-sale ads through the Hay Alert website. Call 1-866-645-9403 weekdays.

Latest News

12-5-16 Ban on open burning lifted for 15 Piedmont counties Read More>>
12-2-16 Open-burning ban lifted for 32 counties Read More>>
11-23-16 Governor McCrory Expands State of Emergency to 22 Additional Counties Impacted by Wildfires Read More>>
11-21-16 Burning ban issued for 22 additional counties to protect lives and property Read more>>
11-11-16 Wildfire smoke and fire retardants can impact health of livestock Read More>>
11-10-16 Gov. McCrory Declares State of Emergency for Wildfires in Western North Carolina Read More>>
11-7-16 Burning ban issued for 25 Western N.C. counties to protect lives and property Read More>>

DISCLAIMER: Information presented on this website is collected, maintained, and provided for the convenience of the reader. While every effort is made to keep such information accurate and up-to-date, the North Carolina Department of Agriculture & Consumer Services does not certify the authenticity of information that originates from third parties. Under no circumstances, shall the NCDA&CS be liable for any actions taken or omissions made from reliance on any information contained herein from whatever source, nor shall the NCDA&CS be liable for any other consequences from any such reliance.


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