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Michael caused $158 million damage to Florida crops

Previously I’ve reported on agricultural losses due to Hurricane Michael in Georgia and Alabama. Today Morning Ag Clips reported that Florida’s loss to crops due to the storm was a total of $158 million. Of that, $51 million was from the almost complete loss of cotton in the state. Greenhouses, nurseries and floriculture lost $39 million, and peanuts lost $22 million. Damage to the area’s livestock was around $23 million. In addition, Florida lost $9 million in vegetables and melons, $4 million in fruits and $3 million in tree nuts, including pecans. This does not even count the loss of $1.3 billion from downed forests and pine plantations. You can read more at