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Hurricane Irma’s Damage to Florida Agriculture Total $2.5 Billion

Besides causing major devastation to Florida’s coastal communities, Irma was large and powerful enough to bring hurricane and tropical storm conditions to every one of Florida’s 67 counties. Hurricane Irma’s path coincided with some of Florida’s most productive agricultural landscapes, and consequently it caused major losses to all segments of production agriculture.

 

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