With all the cold weather in the central part of the country, it is no surprise that agriculture is taking a big hit in addition to all of problems that consumers are experiencing from loss of power, heat, and sometimes water. Here are a few of the stories I have read today. This is an especially tough time of year for many cattle producers who are calving, since the cold puts extra stress on the new babies.

Southeast AgNet: Texas Freeze Leaves Citrus Crop in Trouble

Yahoo News: The tree pests are freezing, too — and dying

Drovers Newsletter: Feedyards, Packers Disrupted By Weather and Energy Shortage

(Katelyn Dynneson Larson)