Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Agricultural losses in NC estimated at $1.1 billion

A preliminary estimate of agricultural losses in North Carolina due to Hurricane Florence was published today in the Southeast Farm Press as $1.1 billion based on acreage affected and the 5-year average of crop yields. By far the highest loss was due to row crops, which were near harvest and in many cases were complete losses. This is more than double the losses from Hurricane Matthew in 2016. You can read a breakdown of losses here.

Flooded field in eastern North Carolina. Source: The Packer