NC Ag Commissioner addresses impact of Hurricane Isaias on the state

Major U.S. ag regions along the East Coast are calculating damage from the season’s first major hurricane. Isaias made landfall in southern North Carolina Monday night as a Category 1 storm.

North Carolina Commissioner of Agriculture Steve Troxler says things like this have become commonplace in his state and that the hurricane entered the Southeastern part of the state and made its way to the agricultural production areas in the Northeast.

“We’re running behind in North Carolina with the cotton crop this year, there was wind damage with tobacco and corn, very little infrastructure damage, and thankfully not the huge flooding damage we have seen in the past storms,” Troxler said. “So, I wouldn’t say we dodge a bullet, but it was a grazing arm shot compared to what we have seen.”