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Crops in the Glades hit hard by Hurricane Irma

Posted: 6:55 PM, Sep 13, 2017
Updated: 2017-09-14 04:15:18-04
Crops in the Glades hit hard by Hurricane Irma

Irma's fury hit the Glades region hard especially the agricultural industry near Lake Okeechobee.

Some farmers say Irma caused losses up to 25 to 30 percent.

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A farmers land is near and dear to his heart.

For Stewart Stein in Belle Glade you can hear the pain in his voice as he looks at his land.

"10 percent of the grain left," said Stein of his rice grain.

Irma tore up much of his crops.

His rice and sugar cane were badly damaged.

"Twenty to 25 percent," said Stein.

Harvest season is just a few weeks away as well.

"Put us way behind schedule," said Stein.

Overall it's too soon to tell what the total loss is throughout the region.

Stein says he's used to the storms.

"Kinda have to live with it. Can't replant the whole farm."