Freeze damages Florida crops, millions lost
January 14, 2010
Bloomberg reports as much as 30 percent of Florida’s crops may have been harmed by freezing weather, and with losses expected to reach hundreds of millions of dollars. In the coldest spots, citrus groves reached the low to mid 20s Fahrenheit in the past week. Florida is the world’s biggest orange grower, after Brazil, and the largest U.S. citrus producer. The state’s farmers also harvest strawberries, tomatoes, cucumbers and other vegetables.