Storm’s Damage To Agriculture Being Assessed
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ A Connecticut farm expert says Tropical
Storm Irene damaged the state’s crops though the extent is not yet
Henry Talmage, executive director of the Connecticut Farm
Bureau, said Monday that farmers are concerned that corn may have
been damaged by wind. Dairy farmers rely on corn for feed for their
herds. Talmage said that if corn is damaged, dairy farmers will
have to buy corn late in the growing season, which will be costly.
George E. Krivda Jr. of the Agriculture Department, said
information is being compiled and will soon be available.
Talmage said some farm buildings were damaged while fruit
farmers may have survived the storm with little impact on their
Gov. Dannel P. Malloy said at a news briefing that late-season
flooding will have an impact on Connecticut’s agriculture.
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