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Climate Volatility Math – $300 Million Lost in South Carolina Crops

Touch the Soil News #204 “Over the past few days here in South Carolina, I’ve watched, worried and prayed for friends and families who have been terribly impacted by this natural disaster.” – Hugh E Weathers, Commissioner South Carolina Department of Agriculture. Flooded cropland in South Carolina (photo courtesy of SC Dept. of Ag) The drought earlier in the season in South Carolina, plus the flooding this fall, has turned the situation into a state of emergency.   With thousands of farm acres under water, the South Carolina Department of Agriculture estimates crop losses will total $300 million or more. This represents about 10 percent of South Carolina’s $3 billion…

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