Hurricane Harvey Caused More than $200M in Crop, Livestock Losses in Texas
Hurricane Harvey caused more than $200 million in crop and livestock losses, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service.
Hurricane losses by agricultural commodity include: livestock – $93 million; cotton – $100 million; rice and soybeans – $8 million.
Livestock losses include cattle and calves that died during the hurricane and industry infrastructure, as well. In addition to animals that were lost, extensive supplies of hay for winter feeding were destroyed by the storm.
Damages would have been worse were it not for generous hay and feed donations valued at more than $1.3 million, according to AgriLife Extension economists.