A Georgian Look at Idalia’s Impact
We’ve talked here in your regional news about Idalia’s impact on agriculture in the state of Florida, but I wanted to take some time to recognize today that this of course was not just impactful in the Sunshine State.
Georgia producers are also reporting losses with a formal reporting form now available via the Georgia Department of Agriculture’s website, agr.Georgia.gov.
From Agriculture Commissioner Tyler Harper, “As a 7th generation farmer, I know firsthand the devastating impacts severe weather can have not only on our farmers and producers but on rural communities, local economies, and our state’s economy as a whole.”
Early damage assessments included down pecan trees and crop loss, twisted but recoverable cotton, and tobacco on the ground that’ll likely be unable to be harvested. As you can imagine, structure damage is also a big part of the damage toll including several poultry houses.
According to the Department, it’ll take weeks, if not months, to understand the full scope of the damage. We’ll bring you that data once it becomes available. Again, to get support and report your losses, head to agr.Georgia.gov.