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Fruit Crops In Jeopardy Already

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:24:02 CDT
By: AP

The winter that just won't quit has one more punch for the nation's Heartland, a cold front bringing a brief return to sub-freezing weather, creating concerns for growers of apples, peaches, grapes and other fruit. Temperatures in the 70s and 80s in recent days gave way to freeze warnings for parts of six states including Illinois. The weather service projected low temperatures Monday night and again Tuesday night in the mid- to upper-20s in parts of Illinois. That could damage peach and apple crops, even grapes for wineries.


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