This is a year when extremes of weather have devastated many crops around the country and the world. Yahoo News reposted this story from The Guardian that describes the impact of drought, floods, and wind on five important crops across the US. And this year is not over yet either, with a potential tropical storm headed for the east coast of Florida later this week (more on that later today).

Damage to citrus groves at the UF/IFAS Southwest Florida Research and Education Center at Immokalee. Photo by Monica Ozores-Hampton.