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Georgia Peach Farmers Suffer Huge Loss Due to Warm Winter

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Posted at 11:49 AM, Jun 06, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-06 10:35:24-04

GEORGIA (WTXL) -- Georgia peach farmers are feeling the effects of a warm winter.

Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black says as of last week nearly 80 percent of the state's peach crop has been wiped out.

This happened because Georgia saw warmer temperatures this winter and spring temperatures dropped into the 20's.

He says farmers probably will not ship out of state, but they are hopeful they can bounce back with the next round of crops.

It's not just peaches that farmers are worrying about, blueberries are also a big concern too!

According to Commissioner Black, these two crops combined could total up to $300 million in losses.