Friday Deadline for Alabama Farmers Following Zeta

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Photo shows Hurricane Zeta.

The deadline is Friday for Alabama vegetable and specialty crop farmers seeking financial assistance from Hurricane Zeta.

Producers who suffered losses related to Hurricane Zeta need to submit an application to the Alabama Farmers Agriculture Foundation for assistance from a Hurricane Relief Fund by this week.

According to the, the relief fund is designed to help offset farmer losses not covered by a farmowner policy, crop insurance or disaster relief programs. An independent committee will evaluate the applications based on need and award grants in February.

The application for Hurricane Zeta assistance and a link for contributions to the fund are available at

Hurricane Zeta made landfall in Louisiana as a strong Category 2 storm on Oct. 28 and maintained tropical storm winds as it raced across Alabama.