Farmers Should Prepare for Possible Hurricane
North Carolina's Ag Commissioner Steve Troxler reminds us that hurricane season officially starts this Friday, and it's never too early to be prepared.
Some of his suggestions include making a plan for people first, then livestock. Livestock should be properly tagged so that in the event of a breach, they can be returned to their rightful owners. Also, the Commissioner recommeds purchasing a generator, and installing a transfer switch. Transfer switches enable the generator to work safely, as well as protecting the linemen that will be working to restore electricity.
Also, in the wake of last year's Hurricane Irene, Troxler learned that agriculture falls through the cracks so the commissioner will have teams who's sole goal is to assist farmers after a storm.