Livestock Losses Mounting after Florence

Dan Industry News Release, Pork, Poultry

Recovery is underway in North Carolina after Hurricane Florence. The number of livestock lost to flooding is climbing in the aftermath. The North Carolina Ag Department says 5,500 hogs and 3.4 million poultry were lost due to the hurricane. In addition to damage on farms around the area, other reports included wind damage to hog farms, as well as substantial …


Storm Impacts on N.C. Swine and Poultry Sectors

Dan Pork, Poultry

North Carolina state agriculture officials continue assessing hog and poultry mortality, and prepare for clean-up operations, in the wake of Hurricane Florence. Rod Bain has this update. Storm Impacts on N.C. Swine and Poultry Sectors-1 And North Carolina State Veterinarian Doug Meckes explains how hog and poultry producers in their state were able to save several of their animals from …


Florence Washing Away Cotton and Tobacco Crops

Dan Corn, Cotton, Industry News Release, Soybeans, Weather

The record-setting and still-rising floodwaters of Hurricane Florence are wreaking havoc on cotton and tobacco crops in the Carolinas. North Carolina Farm Bureau spokesperson Lynda Loveland says it’s going to take some time to get an accurate picture of the damage to flooded tobacco, cotton, corn, soybean, and sweet potato fields because they’re still flooded. Bloomberg says it’s going to …


North Carolina Hog Farmers Monitoring Rising Flood Waters

Dan Industry News Release, Pork

Hog farmers in North Carolina are watching with great concern the still-rising flood waters brought by the historic impact of Hurricane Florence. Efforts continue in affected areas to provide feed and care for animals, and fuel to power farms, while ensuring safety for our farm families and farm employees. On-farm assessments and industry aerial surveys conducted today determined that flood …


Hurricane Florence Flooding Impacting Poultry Operations

Dan Industry News Release, Poultry

Sanderson Farms says flooding from hurricane Florence has resulted in the loss of about 1.7 million broiler chickens. In a statement, the company says about 30 farms housing more than 200,000 chickens each are isolated by floodwaters and cannot be reached by feed trucks. The company says 60 of the 880 broiler houses in the region have been flooded. Tyson …


UGA Extension Personnel Urged to Prepare for Florence

Dan Georgia, Weather

As we all know, forecasted paths of storms can change, but due to the fact a change to the forecast path of Hurricane Florence now includes most of Georgia, University of Georgia State, District, and County Extension Faculty & Staff were sent a note from Pam Knox, Interim Director of the Georgia Weather Network Crop and Soil Sciences Agricultural Climatologist. …


Commissioner Adam Putnam’s Department Assists With Hurricane Florence Preparation and Response Efforts

Dan Florida, Industry News Release, Weather

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced that the Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services is preparing to support Hurricane Florence evacuees and assist with response efforts. “Last year, our neighbors selflessly supported our response efforts in the wake of Hurricane Irma, and now it’s our turn to assist others. Hurricane Florence is a serious storm, and we …