The FDOC need more citrus growers to fill out their Citrus Damage Survey.
Hurricane Irma created a great detail of damage to Florida’s citrus industry. To get a clear picture of the true extent of the damage, the Florida Department of Citrus (FDOC) Economic Market Research Development (EMRD) is working in conjunction with the University of Florida Economic Impact Analysis program to calculate the economic effects of the storm on the Florida citrus industry’s infrastructure. See the details, shared from a Citrus Industry article, below.
The FDOC’s Citrus Damage Survey
The article outlined the needs of the FDOC to guage the the impact Irma has had on the industry as a whole:
“FDOC is asking for grower feedback from each region. FDOC would like for citrus growers to fill out a survey on Hurricane Irma damage and return it at their earliest convenience.
- All responses will be used in aggregate and compared with UF/IFAS field reports and other sources.
- Individual responses will be kept in confidence by EMRD, and rough estimates would be useful.
Some examples received on infrastructure damage have included general descriptions, such as “pump sheds damaged” or “packinghouse/processor will operate below capacity this season.”
Under general comments, an example of feedback received on a grower’s opinion on the U.S. Department of Agriculture forecast was “drop rate was higher than forecast.”
Please return the survey by e-mailing it to firstname.lastname@example.org.”
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