TITLE

Storms final blow to Georgia vegetables

AUTHOR(S)
Haire, Brad
PUB. DATE
November 2004
SOURCE
Southeast Farm Press;11/3/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 25, p12
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
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.
ACCESSION #
15014638

 

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