Following an 11-year period with no direct hurricane strikes, Florida not only saw the streak broken with the landfall ofCategory 1 rainmaker Hermine in early September, but is now recovering from significant impacts left behind by Hurricane Matthew, a major storm that also caused havoc in Haiti, Cuba, and the Bahamas.
In south Texas, this was going to be one of the best years farmers had seen in a while. The cotton crop was projected to bring in record prices and even clear out many families’ debts. But the massive rainfall, winds and a slow drying-out process from Harvey have left[…]Read More »
by Paul Rusnak, Growing ProduceOn the heels of learning about a major orange juice purchase from USDA, growers and Florida citrus industry stakeholders have more good news to grow on. A much sought-after citrus planting program has come to fruition. The Citrus Grove Renovation/Re-establishment Support Program, a $5.5 million initiative backed[…]Read More »