|Sep 6, 2011: Times Herald-Record; by Alyssa Sunken: GOSHEN — Hurricane Irene hit the Black Dirt region at the worst possible time, just before harvest and after farmers fully invested in their crops.
But farmers say its disaster relief isn't sufficient enough for their operations. And while there's crop insurance, the policies are written in such a way to provide as little payout as possible. "If we have to rely on crop insurance and disaster relief, we are done," said Chris Pawelski, whose onion farm Schumer and FEMA Regional Administrator Lynn Canton toured Monday afternoon. "We are done." Read More>>