Coal Ash after Hurricane Florence
Hurricane Florence has caused significant impacts across North Carolina. As the flood waters begin to recede, breaches and flooding at some coal ash waste ponds have North Carolinians concerned about potential environmental and health effects.
Hurricane Florence: Casualty Losses and Tax Implications
A casualty loss is the result of an identifiable event that is sudden, unexpected or unusual which cause damage, destruction or loss of property owned by the taxpayer. This article briefly outlines the process and options taxpayers have in dealing with a either a business loss or a personal loss.
North Carolina’s Livestock Numbers, Feed Needs, and Transportation Logistics
New information is available on the livestock losses and feed requirements for remaining broilers, turkeys and hogs.
Duplin and Sampson counties have the highest feed needs in the state.
In the Aftermath of Hurricane Florence: What do Farmers with Crop Insurance Need to Do?
Rod M. Rejesus, ARE Professor and Extension Specialist, wrote a document that briefly describes recommended actions for hurricane-affected farmers that have crop insurance coverage. These recommendations are meant to facilitate the claims process, allow affected insureds to get their indemnities in a timely manner, and expedite recovery.
Tree Fall Liability
Hurricane Florence reminds us all how quickly wind and rain can upend or tear limbs from a decades-old – sometimes centuries-old -tree. Trees and limbs often fall across property lines and cause damage, particularly in residential settings but also rural settings where the tree fall causes damage to fencing and other structures. This comment is meant to shed light on the question of who is responsible for such damage.
Marketing Flooded Grain after Florence
At a time when many may be wondering whether crops are salvageable and how to work with insurance agents to ensure that the best possible outcome is reached, Piggott breaks down the process of evaluating whether to harvest and how to calculate potential losses.