Just How Extreme Was the Weather Last Year? [2019 State of the Vegetable Industry]
Prior to this year’s State of the Vegetable Industry survey, we asked you a straightforward, yes-no question about extreme weather: Did you experience extreme weather on your farm?
This year we wanted to begin tracking what type of extreme weather growers are dealing with. So instead of asking a yes-no question, we asked which type and how often you experienced the weather condition.
We received a startling response. For the past two years, the number of farms reporting extreme events were markedly similar — 41.2% had none in our 2017 survey, with 41% reporting the same in 2018.
This year? Only 16.4% of you did not have an extreme event.
Since this is such a strong contrast, we’re not comparing to past years. Instead, we will allow these charts to tell the story.
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