While we in the Southeast are watching the approach of Hurricane Ian at a critical time for crop production, the latest super typhoon in the Pacific just hit the Philippines right before the rice harvest, flattening many areas of the crop. Super Typhoon Noru hit just north of Manila, flattening crops and buildings. This after another super typhoon, Odette, hit last December, wiping out over a million acres of crops. This article from the Washington Post describes the damage from some of these storms along with measures that farmers in the Philippines are taking to deal with more frequent storms.