This guide describes and analyzes programs that may be of assistance to farmers facing a natural disaster, such as drought, flood, or excessive snow and cold weather. This publication contains... More > detailed information on Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Individual and Households Program; FEMA Disaster Unemployment Assistance; Federal Crop Insurance; Non-Insured Crop Disaster Assistance Program (NAP); Emergency Conservation Program; Disaster Assistance for Livestock Producers; Farm Service Agency (FSA) Emergency (EM) Loans; Farm Service Agency (FSA) Disaster Set-Aside; Small Business Administration (SBA) Disaster Loans; Bankruptcy; and Federal Income Taxes. This Sixth Edition also contains information for Organic Farms.
7/14/08 NOTICE: An important deadline as discussed in the Farmers’ Guide to Disaster Assistance, Sixth Edition, 2008 has been changed. Please go to FLAG's Disaster page to view the full notice.< Less
“Community wind” refers to a method of wind energy development that intentionally seeks to optimize local benefits. For purposes of this report, “community wind” includes... More > locally owned wind projects that sell or offset energy on the electric grid. For a project to be locally owned, community members must have a direct financial stake in the project beyond just land leases or local tax revenue.
This report discusses laws from Colorado, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, Oregon, and the federal government that impact the viability of community wind development. These states were chosen because they have laws that are specifically targeted at community wind or are states that have significant wind power development potential. (August 2006)< Less