Citrus groves near Orange Cove, Calif. ripen under an autumn sun.
More than $32 million was spent by San Joaquin Valley citrus growers to protect citrus crops from freezing temperatures the first two weeks of December. While nighttime lows continue to moderate, the industry will not know the true cost of the freeze for weeks, or perhaps months as fruit will continue to be harvested into spring. Some isolated cold spots persist, but overall the coldest temperatures appear to be over, according to the National Weather Service. Generally, grove temperatures ...
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