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Georgia Pecans: Good Crop Expected Despite Difficult Year

Georgia Pecans: Good Crop Expected Despite Difficult Year

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia Extension News Editor 🕔Nov 16, 2017

Tropical Storm Irma broke pecan tree limbs, knocked trees down and blew nuts off the trees and out of their shucks when it moved through Georgia in early September, yet University of Georgia Cooperative Extension pecan specialist Lenny Wells is

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Georgia: 83 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Hurricane Irma

Georgia: 83 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Hurricane Irma

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 15, 2017

USDA has designated 83 counties in Georgia as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by Hurricane Irma that occurred from Sept. 10 through Sept. 12, 2017. Those counties are: Appling Crisp Lee Stewart Atkinson Decatur Liberty

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Florida: 19 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Irma

Florida: 19 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Irma

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 17, 2017

USDA) has designated 19 counties in Florida as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by Hurricane Irma that occurred from Sept. 9, 2017 through Sept. 12, 2017. Those counties are: Alachua Gilchrist Indian River Monroe Bradford

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Florida: Hurricane Irma Ag Damages Estimated at $2.5 Bln

Florida: Hurricane Irma Ag Damages Estimated at $2.5 Bln

👤From University of Florida Extension 🕔Oct 16, 2017

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced on October 4, 2017 that the preliminary agricultural damages caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida total more than $2.5 billion. In an initial report released today, the Florida Department of Agriculture and

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Tobacco: What’s Happened Since the Hurricane?

Tobacco: What’s Happened Since the Hurricane?

👤By Chris Bickers, Tobacco Farmer Newsletter 🕔Oct 9, 2017

Hurricane Irma did little damage to North Carolina burley or flue-cured, even though there was more tobacco still in the field in early September than is normal. Much of Virginia’s flue-cured crop was still in the field when Irma passed through, but

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Puerto Rico’s Ag Sector Takes Big Hit From Irma

Puerto Rico’s Ag Sector Takes Big Hit From Irma

👤From the American Farm Bureau Federation 🕔Sep 29, 2017

Farmers are assessing damages and making recovery efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Irma slammed the Caribbean island earlier in the month. Puerto Rico Farm Bureau President Hector Cordero says nearly one-third of crops were lost because of the storm.

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Alabama Cotton: Crop Escapes Major Hurricane Damage

Alabama Cotton: Crop Escapes Major Hurricane Damage

👤By Katie Nichols, Alabama Cooperative Extension 🕔Sep 28, 2017

Cotton producers are looking toward harvest in the wake of two major hurricanes that slammed into the Texas and Florida coasts. Hurricane Irma, though not originally expected to affect Alabama, hit many areas of the state with tropical storm-force winds

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Georgia Cotton: State Suffers at Least 10% Crop Loss from Irma

Georgia Cotton: State Suffers at Least 10% Crop Loss from Irma

👤By Clint Thompson, University of Georgia Extension News Editor 🕔Sep 27, 2017

Georgia’s cotton crop sustained at least $100 million in losses following Irma’s trek across the state, according to University of Georgia Cooperative Extension cotton agronomist Jared Whitaker. The hurricane, downgraded to a tropical storm when it moved through Georgia on

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Alabama Field Reports: Corn Harvest Wrapping Up, Soybean Harvest Begins

Alabama Field Reports: Corn Harvest Wrapping Up, Soybean Harvest Begins

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 25, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 24, 2017. County Comments Tim Malone, Marion County  Farmers made progress in the harvest this week although some spotty rainfall slowed it down in some places. We are hoping to receive

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South Carolina Field Reports: Peanut Harvest Picking Up, Growers Preparing for Cotton, Soybeans

South Carolina Field Reports: Peanut Harvest Picking Up, Growers Preparing for Cotton, Soybeans

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 25, 2017

Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending September 24, 2017. County Comments Danny Howard, Greenville County Hot and dry weather. No rain this week.   Rusty Skipper, Horry County  Cotton, peanut and soybean farmers are nearing their harvest of

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