A new investigate says a mid-August flooding’s disadvantage of south Louisiana crops and farmland caused an estimated $277 million in damage.
The guess expelled Tuesday by LSU AgCenter economist Kurt Guidry is some-more than twice his strange repairs comment of what farmers mislaid in crops, livestock, apparatus and increasing prolongation costs.
And it comes on tip of $90 million in rural repairs opposite north Louisiana during flooding in March.
The largest Aug flooding repairs strike Louisiana’s soybean and rice crops, estimated during waste of $69 million each. Corn repairs was pegged during $44 million, while string repairs reached $26 million.
Agriculture Commissioner Mike Strain has trafficked to Washington, along with a governor, seeking assist for farmers in a package of disaster liberation requests tentative with Congress.