Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Estimated Georgia pecan losses from Hurricane Michael

The UGA blog on Food, Agriculture and Resource Economics (FARE) posted an article on the estimated losses from Hurricane Michael yesterday. In brief, they found that “Our preliminary estimate shows that the current crop loss is $100 million and the tree loss is $260 million while the loss of future income is $200 million. Summing these up reveals a total loss of $560 million to the Georgia Pecan Industry as a results of Hurricane Michael. These values are preliminary and subject to change as more data is gathered.” You can read it and get more details at https://site.extension.uga.edu/aaecext/2018/10/pecan-preliminary-estimated-losses-due-to-hurricane-michael/.

Source: Georgia Agribusiness Council (Facebook page)