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Hurricane Harvey Caused More than $200M in Crop, Livestock Losses in Texas

Hurricane Harvey caused more than $200 million in crop and livestock losses, according to Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service. Hurricane losses by agricultural commodity include: livestock – $93 million; cotton – $100 million; rice and soybeans – $8 million. Livestock …

Drought in Southeast States Wreaking Havoc on Crops, Increasing Fire Risk

Six months into a deepening drought, the weather is killing crops, threatening cattle and sinking lakes to their lowest levels in years across much of the South. The very worst conditions – what forecasters call “exceptional drought” – are in …

Hub International Acquires North Dakota-Based Mayport Insurance & Realty

Chicago-based insurance brokerage, Hub International Limited (Hub), has acquired the assets of Mayport Insurance & Realty Inc. (Mayport) in North Dakota. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Based in Portland, North Dakota, Mayport specializes in providing property/casualty insurance products …