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Photos of the Day: Calif. Citrus Threatened by Bad Weather

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 9:52am

Freezing temperatures in December wiped out a quarter of California's mandarins, navel oranges and lemons, with damages estimated at $441 million. Now, California is suffering from a drought that is threatening to damage next year's citrus crop.

Freezing temperatures in December wiped out a quarter of California's mandarin, navel oranges and lemons, according to industry group California Citrus Mutual. (Photo: PRNewswire)

Read: Calif. Citrus Crop Impacted by Deep Freeze, Drought

Freezing temperatures in December wiped out a quarter of California's mandarins, navel oranges and lemons, with damages estimated at $441 million. Now, California is suffering from a drought that is threatening to damage next year's citrus crop.

The California mandarin category grew by 12 percent through Dec. 28, 2013, according to Nielsen Perishables Group. Mandarins drive the $2.5 billion citrus category. (Photo: PRNewswire)

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