Hurricane inflicts $158 million damage on Florida crops

Hurricane Michael was the most serious natural disaster to impact agricultural and natural resources industries in the Florida Panhandle in decades, according to numbers from the University of Florida Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences (UF/IFAS).

The storm that made landfall Oct. 10 caused production losses totaling $158 million for Florida’s agricultural in the 2018-19 growing season, according to UF/IFAS economists, and that figure excludes some segments of the industry.

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