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South Georgia farmers now can get ECP grant

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By Jim Wallace - bio | email

LEE COUNTY, GA (WALB) - South Georgia farmers who sustained property damage in recent tornadoes or floods are now eligible for help through the USDA Emergency Conservation Program.

Farm Service Agency county reps in South Georgia obtained cost -share grant assistance for farmers.

Glenn Smith's farm in northern Lee County, was hit by a tornado a couple of weeks ago.

The grant can pay up to 75 percent of the cost to repair fences, irrigation systems or pond dams and for debris removal.

Lee Co. FSA Director Hank Hammond said  "The farmer do need to come by just as soon as they can. And please stop by the Farm Service Agency office prior to undergoing any restoration."

Officials estimate that Lee County farmers sustained more than $100,000 in damages from flooding and tornadoes.

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