So far, 35,000 out of the 79,000 green-industry employees in Georgia have lost their jobs, with another 30,000 in jeopardy of losing their jobs due to the historic drought. “The only ones left are pretty much the owners and their families,” said Sherry Loudermilk, exec. dir. of Ga. Green Industry Assoc. The industry in Georgia lost $3.15 billion in 2007 alone. Loudermilk has some suggestions about how the national green industry can help. GMPRO editor David Kuack also reports on how the Southeast drought is putting a big hurt on horticulture.
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