Climate and Agriculture in the Southeast

Cold weather and fires impact agriculture around the US

The Packer reported this week that cold temperatures and rain in the Southeast have delayed harvest and discolored peppers in Florida and decreased yields in cucumbers, eggplant and squash. In the Northeast, icy roads slowed the movement of trucks through the region. In California, fires and mudslides caused problems for crops like avocados and shut down some highways, limiting truck movement. You can read their full report here.

AgWeb also provided a video report on the impacts of the cold air on sugar cane in Louisiana here.

Low temperatures in Florida turned some peppers black in Immokalee, said Steve Veneziano, vice president of sales and operations for Oakes Farms. ( Oakes Farms ), From The Packer.