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Food, Agriculture, and Resource Economics

Georgia Vegetable Estimated Losses Due to Hurricane Michael

By Esendugue Greg Fonsah, Andre da Silva, Bhabesh Dutta and Timothy Coolong The UGA Vegetable Team recently conducted damage assessments aimed at preparing a comprehensive report to determine the potential losses incurred to the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Industry caused by the hurricane Michael. Calculations were based on the information…
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Preliminary Estimation of Cotton Damages from Hurricane Michael

By Yangxuan Liu and Amanda R. Smith Download the PDF version of this article.  Hurricane Michael unexpectedly gained power and quickly grew into a Category 4 storm overnight, which made it nearly impossible for Georgia cotton farmers to prepare and respond. Much of Georgia’s cotton had been defoliated and was…
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Pecan Preliminary Estimated Losses Due to Hurricane Michael

By Esendugue Greg Fonsah, Lenny Wells and Jeffrey H. Dorfman Continuous assessments of the impact of Hurricane Michael by the Georgia Pecan Team shows approximate acreages, trees and values lost as a result of the hurricane. Our assessment depicts that at least 17% of the total Georgia pecans equivalent to…
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