agriculture losses

Agri View: Agriculture Losses from 2017 Storms

Dan Agri View, Weather

Everett Griner talks about the three major storm impacting the United States in 2017 in today’s Agri View. Damage was extensive with all three storms. Everett looks back at some of the agriculture losses. Agriculture Losses from 2017 Storms It’s in the books now. They are closed for the year on agriculture. For 2017. And, it is good that they …

agriculture losses

Scott Urges Senate to Immediately Pass Relief Package

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

Florida Governor Rick Scott sent a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations this week urging the Senate to act immediately and pass a significant Hurricane Irma and Maria disaster relief package. In the letter, Scott thanked the House for its work to pass a relief package prior to Christmas which supports Florida citrus and provides critical funding for …

disaster

Farm Bureau Established Relief Fund for Puerto Rican Farmers

Dan Industry News Release

The Puerto Rico Farm Bureau has established the Puerto Rico Agricultural Relief Fund to help address the agricultural losses inflicted this past September by Hurricane Maria. The hurricane struck Puerto Rico head-on, devastating as much as 80 percent of the island’s farm production. Puerto Rico’s farm families are now facing enormous challenges rebuilding their farms. These include dairy and livestock …

hurricane season

Hurricanes Devastate Puerto Rico Agriculture

Dan Industry News Release

Hurricanes Irma and Maria combined destroyed about 80 percent of crops in Puerto Rico. The damage is so heavy that one farmer told the Seattle Times there is “no more agriculture” on the island. Across the island, Maria’s took out entire plantations and destroyed dairy barns and industrial chicken coops. Plantain, banana, and coffee crops were the hardest hit. The …