Congratulations and a Prize You Don't Want to Win
It’s time for your Southeast Regional Ag News. On the Ag Information Network, I’m Haylie Shipp.
We’re focusing our attention on Washington D.C. as we get started today. From our nation’s capital, it’s now been announced that U.S. Senator for Georgia, Reverend Warnock, has been named to key agriculture subcommittees: the Subcommittee on Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade, the Subcommittee on Conservation, Climate, Forestry, and Natural Resources, and the Subcommittee on Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research.
Also showing up, U.S. Senator Tommy Tuberville of Alabama. He has been named ranking member of the Rural Development and Energy Subcommittee on the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry. He was also appointed to two crucial subcommittees: Commodities, Risk Management, and Trade; and Food and Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Organics, and Research.
And now to the prize you don’t want to win. We’ve been covering agricultural losses linked to Hurricane Ian. What was the most impacted county in the Sunshine State? WFLA reports that Manatee County took the biggest hit, specifically to the eastern side. One dairy farm reports losing 200 dairy cows during the storm and a tree nursery suffered $4 million in losses, plus about two years of its production growth.