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UF/IFAS Economist: Hurricane Dorian’s Impact on Florida Agriculture Minimal

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GAINESVILLE, FL (UF/IFAS) — One day after Hurricane Dorian crept past Florida’s Atlantic coast, impacts to the state’s agricultural and natural resources-based industries appear to be minimal, according to an economist with the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences. As of Thursday noon, the most notable effects were minor grapefruit losses in the Indian River area, a …


Trump Says Tariff Income to Help Hurricane-Damaged Farms

Dan Economy, Florida, Georgia

(NAFB) — President Donald Trump told reporters Wednesday that money the U.S. receives from tariffs on China will help farmers recover from Hurricane Dorian. Trump says, “we’ve taken in many billions of dollars of tariffs from China and we will have a lot of money to be helping our farmers along the coast if they get hit.” The President made …


Florida Breathes Easier After Dodging ‘Big One’

Dan Industry News Release, Weather

“A lot of the ag producers out there are so grateful that we didn’t have a straight-on hit, that they’re starting to coordinate as well through us some of the products we might be able to send down to the Bahamas,” Fried said. TALLAHASSEE (NSF) — Emergency operations slowly started to wind down Wednesday as Hurricane Dorian remained offshore, inching …

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Dorian’s Swing Threatens 770,000 Acres of Ag Land in Florida East Coast Counties

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Weather

GAINESVILLE, FL (UF/IFAS) — Hurricane Dorian began its much-anticipated northward swing Tuesday morning and is now expected to skirt Florida’s Atlantic coast, threatening a dozen coastal counties that are home to 9 million residents and more than 770,000 acres of agricultural land. Though most agricultural production in these counties occurs 10 miles or more inland, crops could be lost to …


Commissioner Nikki Fried Issues Emergency Orders & Actions for Hurricane Dorian

Dan Cattle, Citrus, Field Crops, Florida, Forestry, Fruits, Industry, Industry News Release, Livestock, Nursery Crops, Organic, Pollinators, Specialty Crops, Sugar, Vegetables, Weather

Tallahassee, FL (FDACS) — Ahead of Hurricane Dorian’s expected impact to Florida,Commissioner Nicole “Nikki” Fried has issued a series of emergency orders and actions to provide critical assistance to Florida’s residents and industries. The emergency orders and actions include the following:  Emergency Order 2019-003, which suspends portions of the Motor Fuel Marketing Act that prohibits fuel retailers from selling gasoline below the …


DeSantis on Dorian: Don’t Let Your Guard Down

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Weather

TALLAHASSEE (NSF) — As Hurricane Dorian shifted northeast early Saturday, Gov. Ron DeSantis urged Floridians to remain vigilant and cautioned the storm could still produce “major flooding events” across the state. “I would remind people that, as you’re looking at these forecasts, a bump in one direction or the other could have really significant ramifications in terms of impact,” DeSantis …


Georgia Cotton Producers Watching Dorian

Dan Cotton, Georgia, Weather

As Hurricane Dorian gets closer to the U.S. mainland, it is becoming obvious just how many crops could be affected by the strong storm. And Georgia Cotton Commission’s Richey Seaton knows it could cause problems with the cotton crop, and possibly affect the 2019 UGA Cotton & Peanut Research Field Day scheduled for next Wednesday in Tifton.


USDA Encourages Ag Producers, Residents to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian

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WASHINGTON (USDA) – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) reminds communities, farmers and ranchers, families and small businesses in the path of Hurricane Dorian that USDA has programs that provide assistance in the wake of disasters. USDA staff in regional, state and county offices stand ready and are eager to help. In a continuing effort to serve the public, USDA partnered with …