This photo taken Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, Patrick Garvey, walks on what's left of his farm, as he talks to a reporter about by the destruction of his once-thriving enterprise, called The Grimal Grove by Hurricane Irma, in Big Pine Key, Fla. The trees, some planted decades ago by an experimental grower named Adolf Grimal, had been bowled over by the storm, or were dead and brown, killed by the saltwater surge. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)

(Bloomberg) – In the U.S, government-backed insurance plans help compensate farmers for losses after natural disasters.

Unfortunately for the produce growers that were ravaged by recent hurricanes, a lot of the nation’s vegetable and fruit crops aren’t covered.

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