Hurricane Idalia Resources

Welcome to our Hurricane Idalia resource page. We have collected an array of resources that may be helpful as our farm families throughout Florida recover from Hurricane Idalia. We will continue to add resources to this page as they become available.

In the event you need to file a claim, contact Florida Farm Bureau Insurance at 1-866-275-7322. 

UF/IFAS researchers are studying the agricultural losses and damages resulting from Hurricane Idalia. Click on this link to share information about impacts experienced at your farm, ranch or aquaculture operation.

Florida Farm Bureau has created a Hurricane Idalia Relief Fund. To donate or apply for relief, visit the page here

For Hurricane Idalia assistance please call the FSA Producer Hotline:  1-877-508-8364 Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-8 p.m. or send an email to the FSA disaster group inbox. Please indicate the county of loss in the Subject Line – emails sent to the disaster group inbox will receive an auto reply acknowledging receipt.

FFBF Hurricane Preparedness Manual 
Florida Department of Emergency Management Updates 
FDACS Hurricane Idalia Updates 

Hurricane Recovery Two-Pager

FDOT Truck Limit Waivers/Permits for Certain Commodities

FDOT Emergency Order
FDOT Weight Restrictions Waiver 
FDACS Animal Movement Waiver
FDACS Animal Transport Emergency Order
FDACS Memorandum to Access Agriculture Facilities
Template Request for Access Letter from Dairy Company

The DR-309639 refunds taxpayers who use undyed diesel off road, but it also collects sales and use tax as an offset on the form itself. A farmer is also exempt from sales tax, so they would file in conjunction the DR-26 which will provide a refund of the sales tax paid.

Federal Updates and Assistance

Bridge Loan for Ag Producers
Disaster Programs Administered by FSA
Natural Disasters and Crop Insurance

FSA Bulletin on Storm Preparation
CISA Access Coordination Request
USDA Encourages Ag Producers, Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Idalia
NRCS Florida Map 
USDA Disaster Assistance at a Glance
Florida NRCS Service Center Contact List 

Risk Management & Disaster Assistance for Agricultural Operations

Hurricane Idalia Relief Fund
2023 Agriculture Disaster Impact Assessment

Disaster Assistance Discovery Tool
Federal Crop Insurance Program

Non-insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP)
Livestock Indemnity Program
Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybee and Farm-raised Fish Program
Tree Assistance Program
Emergency Forest Restoration Program
Environmental Quality Incentives Program
Emergency Watershed Protection Program
Disaster Assistance-at-a-Glance fact sheet
Farm Loan Discovery Tool
USDA Service Center
Emergency Nutrition Assistance
Disaster Work Log
Cash Payments ECP Guidance
Applicable FSA Programs 
Mental Health Resources