Hurricane Irma cost Florida’s cattle ranchers $238 million. That’s based on preliminary data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS)
Hurricane Irma is bearing down on the northern Caribbean islands at Category 5-strength, and residents and businesses in its path are making storm preparations.
Ranchers in Florida are no stranger to hurricane preparations, but each one brings it's own concerns. Hurricane Irma is expected to make landfall this weekend.
Hurricane Irma is tracking toward the United States, and because FEMA and other resources are depleted because of Harvey, farmers and all citizens should prepare now.
Florida Farm Bureau is working to assess farm damage from Hurricane Irma.
Heavy rain and wind damage are the primary effects on cattlemen from Florida, Alabama and Georgia. An early start to the fall calving season has come thanks to Hurricane Irma.
Texas lost more than $200 million in crop and livestock losses, according to economists with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
Hurricane Harvey has left major devastation in Texas, but there is another hurricane called Irma out in the Atlantic that could take aim at the United States within the next week or so.