While residents of southwest Florida as well as the Carolinas are currently still picking up from the incredible destruction of Hurricane Ian, and Puerto Ricans are dealing with power losses and damage from massive flooding that fell during Hurricane Fiona, extension agents and farmers are starting to assess the toll that the wind and rain from these tropical storms have taken on agricultural production from the storms. Here are some of the stories I have read this week discussing some of the losses that farmers have seen so far.
Southeast AgNet: Puerto Rico Farmers Assessing Damage from Fiona
Specialty Crop Industry: Florida Blueberry Producer: We Took It on the Chin
Specialty Crop Industry: Strawberry Producer Delays Planting Ahead of Ian: ‘Definitely the Right Call’
Specialty Crop Industry: Considerations for Blueberry Farmers Following Hurricane Ian
Southeast Farm Press: Row crops dodged Ian’s damage, but not all