Hurricane Michael: Still No Relief for Struggling Farmers

🕔May 10, 2019On October 10, 2018, Hurricane Michael made landfall near Mexico Beach, Florida, as a Category 5 hurricane, with peak, sustained winds estimated at 160 mph. It was the strongest hurricane […]

Louisiana Field Reports: Heavy Storm Damage, Rain Delays

🕔Apr 16, 2019Crop Progress and Condition for the Week Ending April 14, 2019. Comments from Cooperative Extension Service Parish Agents Bruce Garner, West Carroll Parish “Severe weather which included hail, radar indicated […]

Florida: Wakulla County Designated Natural Disaster Area from Michael

🕔Mar 28, 2019Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated Wakulla County, Florida, as a primary natural disaster area. Producers who suffered losses due to Hurricane Michael that occurred on Oct. 10, 2018, may be […]

North Carolina: 11 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Florence

🕔Dec 18, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 11 North Carolina counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers in Anson, Avery, Dare, Person, Tyrrell, Vance, Wake, Warren, Washington, Watauga and Yadkin counties who […]

Georgia: 76 Counties Designated Natural Disaster Areas from Michael

🕔Dec 18, 2018Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue designated 76 Georgia counties as primary natural disaster areas. Producers who suffered losses due to Hurricane Michael that occurred Oct. 9 through Oct. 11, 2018, may […]

Florida: County-Level Estimates for Hurricane Michael Ag Losses

🕔Nov 27, 2018Hurricane Michael devastated coastal communities along the Florida Panhandle but the storm also caused significant agricultural crop losses well inland, as shown by a new report from the University of […]

Florida: Ag Damage Assessments from Hurricane Michael

🕔Nov 19, 2018October 10, 2018 will be a date that farmers and ranchers in the Central Panhandle of Florida will never forget as long as they live.  Hurricane Michael landed in Bay […]

Georgia Pecans: Righting Leaning Trees vs. Removal – Which Is the Right Option?

🕔Nov 16, 2018One of the most difficult assessments following damage from wind is whether or not to keep leaning trees. There are a few different rules that Dr. Wells mentions in the […]

Sawyer on Crops: Georgia Timber Losses – Salvaging Damaged Areas – Podcast

🕔Nov 16, 2018Following Hurricane Michael, Georgia has 13,000 acres of timberland that has effectively been wiped out. In this installment of the South Georgia Pine podcast, County Agent Andrew Sawyer discusses what […]

Georgia Farmers Need Financial Relief Immediately, Says Ag Economist

🕔Nov 9, 2018To avoid losing their farms following Hurricane Michael, Georgia farmers need financial relief as soon as possible, according to Jeff Dorfman, a professor and agricultural economist in the University of […]

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