Agriculture

Irma's impact could be felt in the produce aisle

Irma could impact produce from coast...

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Hurricane season could devastate Florida farm fields.

Florida ranks second behind California as a produce grower

Santa Barbara County Deputy Agricultural Commissioner Rudy Martel said farmers are always watching the weather.

Martel said growers are in a tough situation.

He said there will be losses and gains depending on where crops are grown.

If something similar hit closer to home local growers would be worrying about fruit being scarred and blown off branches and vines.

"If it is a wind event there is little anyone can do to prevent damage or loss," said Martel.

Ag bloggers said Irma could impact food prices in the months and years to come depending on the devastation.

 A federal crop Insurance program could cover some of the losses. 

 


 


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