Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Anniversary of Hurricane Sandy

Four years ago today, post-hurricane Sandy made landfall on the New Jersey coast.  Sandy started out as a classical late-season hurricane starting in the southwestern Caribbean Sea and crossed the eastern end of Cuba before taking a path east of the Bahamas which paralleled the East Coast of the US…
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“Pictures show hurricane’s unprecedented damage to North Carolina crops”

The Southeast Farm Press had an excellent slide show on damage to North Carolina farm fields caused by the flooding from Hurricane Matthew here.  Many fields were completely submerged, ruining soybeans and cotton as well as other crops.  These pictures were taken by Hyde County Extension Agent Andrea Gibbs. She credits…
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State by state assessment of agricultural damages from Hurricane Matthew

This morning Growing Georgia posted a lengthy story from Growing America on updated state by state assessments of damages to agriculture caused by Hurricane Matthew.  You can read the article here.  In many states, damage was bad but less than expected, while in North and South Carolina the damages from heavy…
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