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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:22 PM

Georgia blueberry crop decimated by recent freeze

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) | Last week’s deep freeze in the Southeast appears to have nearly wiped out Georgia’s blueberries and South Carolina’s peaches and seriously damaged a number of other crops like strawberries and apples.

Up to 80 percent of south Georgia’s blueberry crop is gone, Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black said after touring the state late last week.

In South Carolina, 85 percent of the state’s peach crop is gone while the small pink blooms remain on the trees, according to the South Carolina Department of Agriculture.

Between the two states, crop losses from the freeze could approach $1 billion, officials said.

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Mon Mar 20, 2017, 10:27 PM

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