FACING THE STORM
Source: Georgia Department of Agriculture
Hurricane Michael struck the heart of rural Georgia in early October. The storm's track took a staggering toll on agriculture, which is a $73.3 billion industry in Georgia, making it the No. 1 contributor to the state's economy. Damage estimates as of Oct. 25 exceed $2 billion. Cotton loss is $550 million; vegetables, $480 million; pecans, $560 million; poultry, $25 million; peanuts, $20 million; timber, $763 million; and the landscape and green industry, $13 million.
To learn about some of farmers who were impacted by the hurricane, check out the 'Facing The Storm' press release from the Georgia Department of Agriculture - SEE BELOW.