Hurricane Season

North Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Steve Troxler is encouraging the state’s agriculture producers and rural residents to get a head start on the 2016 hurricane season by preparing now for family, workers and livestock on the farm.

Researchers are predicting eight to eleven storms in the Atlantic this year, and three to five of them could become major hurricanes.  In North Carolina, sometimes it doesn’t even take a tropical storm or hurricane to cause damage.

Commissioner Troxler is encouraging all farmers to review their disaster plans and get ready for the season.  Planning now can help reduce the damage from hurricanes and tropical storms, later.

The Department of Ag has more information on their website to help formulate or implement a disaster plan at ncagr.gov/disaster.


A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.

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