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Agri View: Damaging Weather

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Everett Griner talks about the damaging weather is not over for farmers in today’s Agri View.

 

 

I just heard a local forecaster say that last winter was the warmest winter we have had across the south, which is from Georgia to Arizona, since 1917. I do know that a record number of destructive storms, and tornadoes, have struck the southeast and southwest. But damage reports generally don’t include rural and farm areas. Timber losses alone from Louisiana to South Carolina in the multi-millions of dollars. And, farm equipment, especially irrigation equipment, will cover years to replace. Finally winter crops and livestock. Add it all up and you see that city homes and mobile home parks are just a part of the damage done by winter storms. Bad weather is not over. Long range predictions are for a long, dry hot summer. That will cost farmers more money.

That’s Agri View for today. I’m Everett Griner.