Winter Freeze Threatens Citrus Crop In California


By Paul Johnson

Arroyo Grande, California (CNN) - The December deep freeze in central California is taking a toll on citrus crops.
One quarter of the state's two-billion-dollar industry could be wiped out.
Citrus farmer Brycen Ikeda lost five percent of his crops.
But, his friends in the central valley are much worse off.
"They can walk through some of their orchards and it looks like it was hit by a fire, not a green leaf in the entire place."
The damage to the crops could cause a hike in citrus prices at grocery stores.

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