Preliminary estimates of losses in Louisiana agriculture forestry and fisheries from Hurricane Gustav and Hurricane Ike

Kurt Guidry, Caffey, Rex H.

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Estimates of losses to Louisiana agriculture, forestry and fisheries resulting from Hurricane Gustav and Hurricane Ike now place the totals as high as $950-plus million and climbing. The totals include up to $763 million in lost revenue to Louisiana farmers, ranchers, foresters and fishers, as well as another $175 million to $200 million in damage to the industries’ infrastructure – farm equipment, barns, processing facilities and so forth.
9/15/2008 11:43:13 PM
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