Storms final blow to Georgia vegetables

Haire, Brad
November 2004
Southeast Farm Press;11/3/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 25, p12
Trade Publication
This article reports on impact of the storm, Hurricane Jeanne, on vegetables in Georgia. After repeated hits by tropical storms this fall of 2004, Hurricane Jeanne hit Georgia on September 27, 2004 and gave what amounted to a final blow to the state's vegetable crop, says a University of Georgia expert. He adds that the pepper, tomato, squash and cucumber crops were the hardest hit. Greg Fonsah, a vegetable economist, says that it's hard to pin down exactly, but Georgia farmers probably lost $145 million in vegetables due to tropical storms and poor fall weather.


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