Total citrus losses in California’s December freeze could top $500 million when all figures are tallied in the coming months. California Citrus Mutual (CCM) is saying that losses from the December freeze totaled $441 in lost fruit and another $49 million in frost protection efforts. The most significant losses were seen in Mandarins. Mandarin growers in California’s San Joaquin Valley lost about $150 million in fruit sales, with some San Joaquin Valley Mandarin groves a complete ...

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