Hurricane Michael Completely Destroys Crops On Georgia Farms

 Monday, October 15, 2018


Lucrative crops that account for about $2 billion of the Georgia economy were completely destroyed as a result of Hurricane Michael, Southern Living reports.
According to the Georgia Department of Agriculture, 5 percent of pecan crops, 15 percent of cotton crops, 30 percent of vegetables, and 50 percent of peanuts had already been harvested. Hurricane Michael, a category 4 storm that claimed the lives of at least 13 people, wiped out crops all over the southeast of Georgia.
U.S. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, the former governor of Georgia, told state officials that the federal government would help to restore the businesses after the storm passes, The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports.