Estimated $1.5 Billion in Agricultural Damages Due to Hurricane Michael

Dan Economy, Florida, Industry News Release

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced that estimated agricultural damages due to Hurricane Michael total nearly $1.5 billion, with the timber industry bearing the brunt of the devastation at $1.3 billion in economic losses. “Hurricane Michael devastated the Florida Panhandle, and many of Florida’s rural communities, which rely heavily on agriculture, took the worst hit. As we continue …

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Nationwide Reveals Most Common Agribusiness Insurance Claims

Dan Industry News Release

Motor vehicle accidents top the list of insurance claims in farming in agribusiness. A statement from Nationwide Insurance says that accidents, workers compensation and misapplication of chemicals or drift issues, have accounted for more than 50,000 claims over the last three years. However, over the past three years, motor vehicle accidents have accounted for more than 20,000 total commercial agribusiness …

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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 …

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Agri View: Agriculture Weather

Dan Agri View, Weather

Everett Griner talks about how costly 2017 was to agriculture due to weather damage in today’s Agri View. Agriculture Weather Well, first it was Irma, then a very unusual snowfall, that caused farmers in the southeast heavily. The major damage was to the fruit and vegetable crops. But, other sectors of agriculture were also impacted. Few people are aware that …


Irma Agriculture Losses Continue to Mount

Dan Florida, Industry News Release

Florida’s $2.5 billion request for federal disaster relief for its agriculture industry after Hurricane Irma might not be enough. Members of the House Select Committee on Hurricane Response and Preparedness said Thursday month-old damage estimates made by the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Service are too low. “I actually think your numbers are conservative,” said Rep. Jared Moskowitz, a …


USDA Designates 19 Counties in Georgia as Primary Natural Disaster Area with Assistance to Producers in Florida

Dan Florida, Georgia, Industry News Release

In response to a request from Dianne Westmoreland, Farm Service Agency’s (FSA) acting State Executive Director in Georgia, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has designated 19 counties in Georgia as primary natural disaster areas due to losses and damages caused by freeze that occurred from March 15, 2017, through March 18, 2017. Those counties are: Appling Brooks Echols McIntosh …