'Hard pill to swallow': Georgia blueberry crop sees second consecutive year of 'significant loss'

Georgia’s blueberry growers are in trouble once again.

For the second consecutive year, Georgia has seen significant loss in its blueberry crops, with overall losses of both highbush and rabbiteye varieties possibly exceeding 60 percent, according to University of Georgia Extension. This follows the late spring freeze of 2017 that claimed 80 percent of south Georgia’s blueberry crop. Estimated cost to the state for that loss was up to $400 million, an impact felt by farmers, sellers and consumers.

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Original published: 2018-05-16 11:17:33 Read the full Atlanta News here


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