Hurricane Issac

All Things New Orleans
4:54 pm
Mon October 8, 2012

Hurricane Isaac Aftermath Raises Questions About Louisiana Citrus Farming Future

Satsumas from Becnel Farms' 2012 crop.
Eve Abrams WWNO

When Hurricane Isaac blew through Louisiana, it caused an estimated $100 million worth of losses in agriculture. About 40% of the state’s citrus crop was destroyed, and in Plaquemines Parish, where most of our citrus comes from, nearly half the citrus acres were flooded.

Farmers in the worst hit areas are cleaning up. Meanwhile, the luckier farmers worry about the next time. All of them told Eve Abrams the future of Louisiana’s commercial citrus industry does not look good.