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November Flooding caused Millions of Dollars in Damage to South Florida Crops

By Pam Knox

Rainfall of up to 2 feet in South Florida caused severe damage to South Florida vegetable crops that were bound for holiday tables and could lead to shortages or price increases, according to an article in the Sun Sentinel. The timing of the storm was particularly bad for farms that were in the midst of harvesting crops like sweet corn, green beans, lettuce, cabbage, radishes and more. The cost of the damage to Florida’s crops is estimated to be between $85 million and $320 million. You can read more at https://www.sun-sentinel.com/local/fl-ne-farmers-crops-tropical-storm-eta-damage-thanksgiving-20201120-pxqw6hjzuvbcpbje7spnbooc44-story.html.

Torrential rains in south Florida’s Redlands growing region severely damaged winter yellow squash, zucchini and green beans, as well as this field of corn grown by Alger Farms.

Source : uga.edu

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