Thursday, February 19, 2009

Freeze Warnings

The winter freezes have dealt considerable damage to Florida's agriculture, and there's more cold weather on the way.
According to Bay News 9's partner paper, the St. Petersburg Times, blueberry crops seem to have taken the biggest hit. A state association puts the total loss anywhere from 20 to 50 percent of the state's crop.

Some experts said that, in the end it all may balance out for the farmers, as they predict the price of blueberries to jump.

Winter has never been the friend to Florida's agricultural enterprises: citrus and other fruit crops have been devastated in past years.

Mum loves blueberries, so this year's cold weather is bad news for her as well.

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