Preliminary Estimates of the Impacts of Drought and Excessive Heat on Louisiana Agricultural and Forestry Sectors, 2023

Kurt Guidry, Hutchins, Robbie, Goyal, Raghav, Guo, Jinggang

The 2023 growing and production season will likely go down as one of the driest and hottest seasons ever experienced. Unlike past natural disasters which impacted only portions of the state for short periods of time, drought conditions coupled with record high temperatures persisted statewide throughout most of the 2023 production season. Given the length and widespread nature of these impacts, nearly every agricultural commodity and nearly every location within the state had to deal with some level of stress and negative impact in 2023. In addition, the extreme drought conditions also spurred wildfires that significantly damaged timber along with impacting timber growth and seedling development.

See the attached Preliminary Estimates of the Impact of Drought and Excessive Heat PDF for complete details.

11/29/2023 3:33:42 PM
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