Georgia crop yields decline after hurricanes

Hollis, Paul L.
November 2004
Southeast Farm Press;11/3/2004, Vol. 31 Issue 25, p20
Trade Publication
This article reports that due to hurricanes crop yields have declined in Georgia. Recent yield estimates from the state's agricultural statistics service suggested that Georgia farmers weren't able to escape the wrath of three consecutive hurricane. Georgia experienced the remnants of Hurricanes Frances, Ivan and Jeanne, all coming in the month of September. Many areas of the state received between 10 to 15 inches of rain from these storms. A few places received 15 to 20 inches. Georgia's 2004 cotton crop is forecast to average 667 pounds of lint per harvested acre or 95 pounds less than earlier estimates and 118 pounds per acre less than in 2003.


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