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Hurricane Michael agriculture damage expected to top $1.3 billion

Last week, the category 4 Hurricane Michael stormed across the Southeast U.S., hitting the coastal state of Georgia particularly hard. Of the $1.3 billion in damages to the agricultural industry that has been predicted, $1.2 billion is linked to Georgia alone.

“Michael’s impact has been the most widespread and devastating hurricane in recollection to impact […]

Puerto Rico’s agriculture takes $780 million hit

Last week the Category 4 Hurricane Maria slowly crawled across the Caribbean, leaving devastation in its wake. In the aftermath, a big focus of the media has been Puerto Rico, which lost all electricity island-wide, something unfathomable to many in developed nations that depend on power for most daily needs.

Both individuals and industries have […]

Neogen donates products to hurricane relief efforts

Neogen, in response to the widespread damage caused by recent hurricanes in parts of the U.S., is donating animal safety products to affected areas as part of the company’s ongoing goal to support the health and welfare of companion animals and livestock.

Donated items come from several of Neogen’s comprehensive product lines to assist caretakers […]

FDA issues food safety guidelines for facilities affected by hurricanes

Southeastern Americans and Caribbean residents are pulling themselves up and pulling together after two hurricanes wreaked havoc in the areas in a short time frame.

Hurricanes Harvey and Irma destroyed homes and took lives in the U.S. and throughout the Caribbean. The floodwaters they left are fraught with risk; pathogens, chemical contaminants and other hidden […]

How animal producers handle natural disasters

Hurricanes and wildfires and droughts, oh my.

The U.S. has been hammered this summer by extreme weather and natural disasters. And while people can usually take safety precautions to protect themselves, farm animals depend on their human caretakers to save them.

The weather-related challenges of the past few months have led farmers, ranchers, pet owners […]