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   Cold Snap Threatens Arizona Citrus
by Brien McElhatten, KNXV-TV/ABC 15
Posted: Wednesday, February 2, 2011 at 11:41AM EST

MESA, AZ - This week’s cold temperatures are putting Arizona's citrus crop at risk.

With temperatures in the low 30s early Wednesday, the citrus crop is at the threshold of freezing.

"These oranges will freeze if the temperature hits 27 degrees or below for more than four hours," said J.D. Cronk, a veteran citrus grower at Citrus Heights Farms.

If the crop freezes, Citrus Heights Farms will have to shut down.

"That will really hurt us," said Cronk.

To read the rest of the story, please go to: KNXV-TV/ABC 15 (Phoenix, AZ).


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