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Peach Farmers Report Worse Loss In a Decade

Strawberries and blueberries didn't fair well either

Patrick Gentry
March 20, 2017 - 2:52 pm

Many South Carolina farmers are now seeing the damage in their crops from last week’s cold weather. In fact many South Carolina growers will see the worst crop loss in nearly a decade. Peach lovers can expect to see local peaches but only in limited supply.

Strawberries have experienced about a 15 percent loss but blueberry suppliers are seeing much of the same losses as the peach industry.

WORD reached out to farmers for comment and most say it’s still too early to tell the total impact of the freeze.

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