FDACS: Estimated Crop Loss $522.5 Million
The Florida Seasonal Crop COVID-19 Impact Assessment was assembled utilizing phone interviews with growers on April 15, 2020. It must be noted that markets as well as selling and purchase strategies change rapidly, almost daily, for most crop sectors with the current conditions of the market. Fluctuations for some of the projected figures could be expected.
In addition to domestic crop losses, foreign, unfairly priced high volumes of Mexican imports continue to surge across the border, over-saturating the U.S. market and driving prices below the economical point to harvest, pack, cool and ship the domestic product.