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Bloomberg reports that "Florida’s farmers and ranchers are facing 'widespread destruction' from Hurricane Ian that threatens to curb supply from a key US source of fruit and vegetables this winter.  Along with citrus crops the state is famous for, other fruit, vegetable, livestock and dairy operations have been devastated by the storm."  And, "in addition to farm damage still being assessed, bee colonies are under threat, potentially impacting crops like blueberries, almonds and squash beyond the hurricane’s path."

The Florida Farm Bureau says that "while the full extent of Florida’s agriculture losses aren’t yet known, it has become clear that in areas of Florida’s citrus belt, 'there has been significant fruit dropped from the trees … Fall vegetables once rooted are now lost."