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South Carolina Lawmakers Override Governor’s Farm Aid Veto

With dozens of farmers in the lobby and lawmakers cheering every speech, the South Carolina House on Tuesday voted to override Gov. Nikki Haley’s veto of a bill offering $40 million in state aid to farmers who lost their crops …

South Carolina Governor Vetoes $40M Flood Aid Bill for Farmers

Gov. Nikki Haley vetoed a bill Monday that would send $40 million in aid to South Carolina farmers, saying farmers may complain loudly, but don’t need a bailout that isn’t being offered to all small businesses. The veto sets up …

Flood Aid Bill for South Carolina Farmers Headed to Governor

A bill to give $40 million to South Carolina farmers who lost much of their crops in last year’s massive floods is on its way to a showdown with the governor. The House voted 85-2 Wednesday to agree to the …

South Carolina Senate Approves $40M Farmer Flood Aid

The Senate has approved a bill providing $40 million to South Carolina farmers devastated by last fall’s flooding. Senators voted 33-3 Thursday on legislation allowing farmers in disaster-declared counties to apply for up to $100,000 in grants covering up to …

South Carolina Lawmakers Seek to Provide $40M in Aid to Farmers Hit by Flood

South Carolina farmers devastated by last fall’s flooding could get up to $40 million in state aid to stay afloat under legislation advanced Wednesday to the House floor. The legislation approved 21-0 by the Ways and Means Committee allows farmers …

South Carolina Governor Requests Crop Insurance Payments be Expedited

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley wants the U.S. Department of Agriculture to speed up crop insurance payments to farmers who lost their harvests because of last month’s historic flooding. Haley asked Secretary Thomas Vilsack in a letter Monday to activate …

South Carolina’s Agricultural Flood Loss Estimate Reaches $587M

South Carolina’s estimated agricultural losses from last month’s floods have doubled and farmers statewide are hurting, officials said. State Agriculture Commissioner Hugh Weathers initially estimated losses at $300 million, multiple news media outlets reported. Officials with his agency, however, told …

Losses to South Carolina Crops Rising as State Suffers More Rain

  Thad Wimberly tugs on a clump of peanuts, shaking off the mud as he cracks the soggy shells to inspect his crop. But all he can do is sigh as his livelihood disintegrates between his fingers. Just a week …

Sen. Schumer Warns N.Y. Homeowners About Flood Insurance Surcharge

U.S. Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., is urging the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to make major changes to what he described as a new, unfair flood insurance rule that has led to the “misapplication of an additional fee of $250 …

FEMA Administrator Questioned Over Sandy Flood Claims

The head of the Federal Emergency Management Agency has asked an independent watchdog to examine whether the flood-insurance program is shortchanging Superstorm Sandy victims. Administrator Craig Fugate testified before a subcommittee chaired by Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) on Wednesday. The …