Tag Archive: Irma

Florida Agricultural Damages due to Hurricane Irma Estimated $2.5 Billion

Citrus trees in Hendry County destroyed by Hurricane Irma. Credit: Gene McAvoy Source:  Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam H. Putnam announced on October 4, 2017 that the preliminary agricultural damages caused by Hurricane Irma in Florida total more than $ 2.5 billion. In an initial report released today, …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/10/14/florida-agricultural-damages-due-to-hurricane-irma-estimated-2-5-billion/

Friday Feature: UF Ag Students Pitch In with Irma Recovery

UF/IFAS Extension teamed up with students and faculty from the University of Florida College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, and volunteers from the community to help a Pasco County blueberry farmer following Hurricane Irma. Last week the featured video highlighted the terrible damage to the Citrus Industry in Southwest Florida caused by Hurricane Irma.  The …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/23/friday-feature-uf-ag-students-pitch-in-with-irma-recovery/

Farm Bureau Hurricane Irma Relief Fund for Agriculture

De Soto County Citrus after Hurricane Irma. Source: FL Farm Bureau Farmers and ranchers throughout Florida are working tirelessly to restore food and fiber production for our state and the nation after Hurricane Irma wreaked destruction on much of the state. The total economic loss for agriculture is expected to be in the billions. Fall …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/22/farm-bureau-hurricane-irma-relief-fund-for-agriculture/

Florida’s Farm Families Are Slowly Recovering from Losses Inflicted by Hurricane Irma

Florida Commissioner of Agriculture Adam Putnam took an aerial tour to survey areas impacted by Hurricane Irma, including citrus groves in Central and Southwest Florida. Commissioner Putnam said, “It’s still too early to know the full extent of the damage to Florida citrus. But after touring groves on foot and by air, it’s clear that …

Continue reading »

Permanent link to this article: http://walton.ifas.ufl.edu/newsletters/2017/09/16/floridas-farm-families-are-slowly-recovering-from-losses-inflicted-by-hurricane-irma/