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Farmers assess cold weather damage to crops
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Farmers assess cold weather damage to crops

PLANT CITY, Florida (AP) -- Farmers around the state are still assessing how this week's cold weather affected crops, as forecasts call for rising temperatures for the next few days.

Tropical fish and strawberry farmers in central Florida reported some losses Wednesday, but the full extent of the cold damage won't be known for a few weeks. Citrus growers were more optimistic, saying that they avoided a citrus freeze, which requires a temperature of 28 degrees or lower for at least four hours.

Corn and bean growers in South Florida were less optimistic, with some farmers reporting losses.

 

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