Poll Results: What is greatest challenge to your business last year?
The votes are in ... weather-related events have been the biggest hurdle to agricultural businesses in 2018.
This would explain all the articles in Year in Produce No. 7 — Weather.
Hurricanes Michael and Florence ravaged the East Coast in 2018. Florida, North Carolina and Georgia had millions of dollars in damages to vegetable and fruit crops.
The heat in 2018 is another subject entirely. Idaho and eastern Oregon onion grower-shippers were off to a very hot start in mid-August. California avocados were also drastically affected by the heat.
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