Parnell Discusses Hurricane Michael Damage to Alabama Farms

Dan Alabama, Weather

Tuesday was a busy day at the 2018 Sunbelt Ag Expo in Moultrie, Georgia. One of the attendees was Alabama Farmers Federation President Jimmy Parnell. He talked with Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman about the damage in the southeast corner of Alabama. Parnell Discusses Hurricane Michael Damage to Alabama Farms To help the state’s farmers recover from Hurricane Michael’s devastating effects, …


UF Gives Update on Crop Damage in Florida

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Weather

As of Oct. 15, economists with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS) have begun gathering information they need to develop formal estimates of damages and crop losses Hurricane Michael inflicted upon agricultural and natural resources industries operating in Florida’s Panhandle. Dollar figures aren’t ready yet, but they’re on the way, said Alan Hodges, director of …

Hurricane Devastates Southeast Crops

Abbey Taylor Weather

When Hurricane Michael moved across the Florida Panhandle and into Southeast Alabama and Southwest through Central Georgia, it devastated many Southeast crops. As Tyron Spearman reports, officials note it will be weeks before total losses are known.


Hurricane Michael Devastates Cotton Crop in Georgia

Taylor Hillman Cotton, Weather

On the afternoon/night of October 10th and the early hours of October 11th, Hurricane Michael wreaked havoc on the southwest, central, and parts of east Georgia and took an exceptional toll on Georgia’s agricultural economy, especially the cotton crop.  Producers are reporting losses anywhere from 25% to a total loss, depending on location in the state, as well as structural …

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SBA Offers Disaster Assistance to Residents of Florida Affected by Hurricane Michael

Abbey Taylor Florida, Georgia, Weather

WASHINGTON – SBA Administrator Linda McMahon issued the following statement after the announcement of the Presidential disaster declaration for several counties in Florida affected by Hurricane Michael beginning Oct. 7, 2018. “The U.S. Small Business Administration is strongly committed to providing Florida residents with the most effective response possible to assist businesses, homeowners and renters with federal disaster loans. Getting …


Commissioner Adam H. Putnam Briefs Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on Initial Agricultural Damage

Abbey Taylor Florida, Weather

TALLAHASSEE, Fla.–Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle, and today Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam briefed Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue on the initial agricultural damage assessment. Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Gary W. Black joined Commissioner Putnam for the briefing. Commissioner Putnam’s statement is below: “Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle, and the safety …

Assessing Agricultural Damage in Georgia

Abbey Taylor Georgia, Weather

Farmers and others involved in agriculture in Georgia have been busy assessing the damage to their crops and buildings after Hurricane Michael worked its way through the state. Some growers saw the wrath of Hurricane Michael, while others experienced Tropical Storm Michael. Staff with the Georgia Department of Agriculture toured some of the areas hit by the storm. Many acres …


Hurricane Michael Will Affect Georgia Cotton Fields

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Weather

As Hurricane Michael continues to make its presence known across the Southeast, it obviously will affect many acres of cotton nearing harvest. According to USDA’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) weekly Crop Progress and Condition Report, as of this past Sunday, 88% of cotton bolls were open in Georgia, while only 12% of the crop had been harvested. And Georgia Cotton …

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Georgia Department of Agriculture Responds to Threat of Hurricane Michael

Dan Georgia, Industry News Release, Weather

Hurricane Michael is expected to have a severe inland impact in southwest and central Georgia beginning Wednesday morning through Thursday afternoon. The Georgia Department of Agriculture (GDA) is working closely with state, federal and industry partners to support the safety and comfort of Georgia citizens, their animals and our neighbors along the Gulf Coast fleeing the storm. Areas impacted by …