Cold Hurts The Pocketbook

The cold weather is going to affect farmers and our pocketbooks as prices, no doubt, will go up.

A weekend freeze killed off more than half the Middle Georgia peach crop, a fruit expert confirmed Wednesday, and pecans also had significant losses to the cold. Kathy Taylor, a stone fruit horticulturist with the Southeastern Fruit and Tree Nut Research Laboratory in Byron, said Wednesday only about 45 percent of the peach crop is left in the midstate.

3 comments

  1. I Am Jacks Post says:

    Good thing we’ve got the federal government ready and willing to swoop in and compensate anyone who’s ever dealt with any sort of crop loss. We pay farmers when it’s too dry, then we pay them when there’s a flood. We pay them when it’s too cold . . .

  2. Demonbeck says:

    pe-CANs are going to be fine. PE-cahns froze their ascots off and headed to Martha’s Vineyard to “summer” instead of sticking around.

  3. MidGaDawg says:

    Freezing in Georgia in April… there’s an inconvenient truth for the global warming crowd.

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