Citrus Farmers Prepare for the Freeze

Dec 2, 2013 6:34 PM

It’s harvest time for citrus fruits.

And local farmers are paying very close attention to the upcoming weather because expected freezing conditions could damage their crops--as well as their bottom lines.

To help beat the freeze and salvage their seasons, local citrus farmers are hustling to get their crops off the trees and into the warehouse.

“We'd be lost out; the rest of our crop would be gone,” said Lola Lodigian, co-owner of Tri-L Mandarin Ranch. “We’d lose thousands and thousands of dollars.”

While citrus fruit is not the North State’s biggest cash crop, it still brings in a lot of money. Last year, Butte and Glenn Counties saw combined sales of citrus reach more than $1 million.


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