According to the LSU AgCenter, Hurricane Ida, a Category IV storm at landfall, inflicted more than a half-billion dollars of damage on Louisiana’s agriculture industry.
Economist Kurt Guidry estimates that about half of $584 million dollars in losses was damage done to the timber industry, which is Louisiana’s top-grossing ag commodity. Over 168,000 acres were affected by the hurricane’s winds, causing an estimated $300 million in damage.
Other commodities like sugarcane, livestock, and horticulture also sustained losses due to Ida.
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Hurricane Ida Does More than $500 Million to Louisiana Agriculture