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Agri View: Farm Losses from Disasters

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farm lossesIt is almost daily that the news is speaking of losses from natural disasters across the country. Everett Griner talks about the farm losses you never hear about after a natural disaster in today’s Agri View.

Farm Losses from Disasters

We are officially in the hurricane season now. We will be until the last day of November. We have been told to expect a busy season. That means you are likely to see a lot more houses destroyed, cars washed down the street, or a stream, and trees blown down on power lines.

agricultureIf you see about how many acres of crops were destroyed, how many cows or chickens were killed, I would be shocked. Disaster losses are a terrible thing for anybody. Period.

Farmers in Texas, Florida, and Georgia, are still counting their losses from 3 devastating storms that struck last year. How many citrus groves, rice fields, pecan trees, and cotton fields, have you read about, or saw on television?

You may be paying a lot more for a lot of consumer items these hurricanes destroyed. You won’t hear much about about it. They need to be counted, just like anything else.

That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner…