Florence caused $1 billion in NC agriculture loss

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It’s easy for us to think about the thousands of people whose homes were damaged by Hurricane Florence, but we need not forget those whose industry was also affected by the storm. On Wednesday, state officials announced that Florence did an estimated $1.1 billion in damage to state agriculture, based on the percent of crops that were still in the fields when the storm came through. Additionally, there was over 23 million in livestock losses, mostly including poultry and hogs. These numbers far surpass that of Hurricane Matthew agricultural losses, which were estimated at about $400 million. The storms just get angrier as the years go on. Mother Nature, think we can call a truce? (by the way, go here to donate to relief efforts).