Hurricane's Aftermath: Loan Fears

Lenders Need to Work with Farmers Hit Hard by Hurricane Michael, Georgia Farm Bureau President Says

Chris Clayton
By  Chris Clayton , DTN Ag Policy Editor
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Cotton crops in Georgia and some other southeastern states were devastated by Hurricane Michael. Farmers not only lost their production, but also possible trade-aid payments under USDA rules about reporting actual production. Gerald Long, president of the Georgia Farm Bureau (inset), said that's one issue that needs to be addressed following the hurricane. (DTN file photo of flooded cotton; photo of Gerald Long courtesy of the Georgia Farm Bureau)
Gerald Long, president of the Georgia Farm Bureau, said loan repayment is one the biggest concerns facing farmers in his state after the devastation caused by Hurricane Michael. The Georgia Department of Agriculture summed up early estimates as reported...

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