Texas' Multi-Million Dollar Citrus Industry Threatened By Recent Cold Snap

WESLACO, TX – The cold snap covered many things with ice, even in South Texas where the multi-million dollar citrus industry could be affected if temperatures dip any further.

Citrus growers woke up to chilly news on Wednesday as orange and grapefruit groves showed signs of the freeze.

“That actually serves as a bit of insulation. It will warm up a degree or two with the ice coverage,” Texas Citrus Mutual President Dale Murden said.  

Murden, who owns a citrus grove in Harlingen, Texas, performed a quality test by cutting an orange in half. He was pleased to see that it survived the recent cold snap.

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