Hurricane Katrina's Aftermath

Katrina's Economic Toll: Farm Woes

Farm losses from Hurricane Katrina will reach $900 million this year, the Agriculture Department said. Cotton production in Alabama and Mississippi is down 4 percent, and Louisiana lost some 9 percent of its sugar cane production. Millions of chickens were killed, and $3 million worth of milk had to be discarded.

Statistics about electric and telephone service, oil and gas production and gas prices, as well as business news in the Gulf region

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