31 Oct '12, 8pm

Hurricane Sandy wreaks agricultural havoc

Hurricane Sandy wreaks agricultural havoc

Hurricane Sandy slams the U.S. East Coast, as seen by NASA's GOES-13 satellite. (Photo: NASA) 2012 has already been a rough year for farming in North America, as crops withered under record heat, drought and wildfire, while others washed away in Hurricane Isaac's torrential rains. This followed similar problems in 2011, ranging from the historic Texas drought to Mississippi River floods and Hurricane Irene. Despite all the recent setbacks, however, farmers were dealt yet another blow this week as Superstorm Sandy flogged and flooded a swath of crops along its 2,000-mile path. The post-tropical cyclone hit in late October, when many U.S. growers have already harvested summer produce, but it still found ways to wreak havoc. Sandy got started in the Caribbean, killing more than 60 people before surging north toward the U.S. East Coast. The majority of those deaths were in Hai...

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