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Freezing temps in California destroy $441M worth of citrus crops

Cold Snap Winter Crops

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Field worker Fernando Villenueva waits for warmer temperatures to begin picking oranges during a cold snap that is affecting the San Joaquin Valley citrus crop Friday, Dec. 6, 2013 in Orange Cove, Calif.

It's been a rough year for citrus crops in California. New estimates out this week show that a week of freezing temperatures in December wiped out nearly a quarter of the state's $2 billion citrus industry.

RELATED: Report: Freeze cost California citrus about $441M

For more on the state of citrus in California and throughout the country, we turn now to Chip Carter, an Editor with the Produce News, who has been following the story.


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