UF/IFAS Economists Issue County-Level Estimates for Hurricane Michael Agricultural Losses

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release

Hurricane 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 Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS). County-level estimates from the UF/IFAS Economic Impact Analysis Program (EIAP) indicate that none of the four hardest-hit counties – Jackson, Gadsden, Suwannee …

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Agri View: Oklahoma Wildfire Losses

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Everett Griner talks about losses continuing to mount from the Oklahoma wildfires in today’s Agri View. Oklahoma Wildfire Losses They are gone new. The problem is still there however. I am talking about those wildfires that swept through Oklahoma earlier this year. Just like those that swept through Montana and California last year. The damage will take years to erase. …

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USDA Reopens Application Period for Producers Recovering from Cattle Loss, Other Disasters

Dan Aquaculture, Cattle, Economy, Industry News Release, Pollinators

Signup Begins June 4 for Livestock Indemnity Program and Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) will begin accepting disaster assistance program applications on June 4 from agricultural producers who suffered livestock, honeybees, farm-raised fish and other losses due to natural disasters. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) is reopening the application period for two …


Help for Florida Farmers Advancing in Senate

Dan Cattle, Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Industry News Release, Legislative, Livestock

Farmers and other parts of Florida’s agriculture industry could receive about $75 million in post-Hurricane Irma assistance from the state next year under a measure moving forward in the Senate. The Senate Finance and Tax Appropriations Subcommittee on Tuesday unanimously backed the proposal (SB 1608) by Senate Agriculture Chairwoman Denise Grimsley, R-Sebring. The proposal, in part, would reduce property assessments …


Agri View: Texas Storm Losses

Dan Agri View, Cattle, Cotton, Weather

Everett Griner talks about Texas storm losses in today’s Agri View.  It takes time to calculate total losses from where natural disasters strike. Like Hurricane Harvey which struck the Texas area and the Gulf coast back in September. Everett tells us some of the losses suffered by the cotton farmers, livestock farmers, including hay losses. Officials are still adding to …