How Wildfires Impact the Agriculture Industry

What farmers and ranchers can do to mitigate the risk of fire damage.

In recent years, there have been an increasing number of wildfires across the nation, especially in California. These blazing flames can develop quickly and without warning, lasting for days, weeks, or even months. Rising temperatures and changing weather patterns are mostly to blame for this, and it seems likely that the frequent outbreak of wildfires in certain areas will continue to increase. While farmers and ranchers cannot necessarily prevent these fires from starting, there are certain steps they can take to mitigate the risk of damage to their own property.

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Preventing and Protecting Our Lands from Wildfires

Our Relationship Manager, Don Harden, was recently a guest columnist in Central Florida Ag News magazine, June 2015 edition.  Read his full column here:

So far this year, over 1,300 wildfires have ravaged our lands and forests. Florida wildfires are a real and present danger, relevant to all landowners— whether residential, rural, or agricultural. When a wildfire breaks out, the risk to loss of timber, wildlife habitat, homes, as well as animal and human lives is a very real threat. So we should all do our part in preventing and protecting our lands.

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