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Florida Citrus Estimate Escapes Hit From Hurricane Matthew

For the last decade-plus, Florida growers have been in a pitched battle with citrus greening, not to mention other pests and diseases. One element they have not had to contend with is a major hurricane, until Matthew came along last month.

 

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Damage Assessments, Recovery Begin In Wake Of Matthew

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. Read[…]

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