February 25, 2013
FL FIELDS TAKE HIT W/ RECENT FREEZE
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That's made it a long couple of cold days for potato farmer Danny Johns of Blue Sky Farm in
"Saturday night, we were on the tractor until 3 a.m. and last night we were on the tractor and got in about 2 o'clock," Johns recalled.
Johns and his crew worked to cover and protect his potatoes from the freeze. Some of the plants were covered with dirt.
He also used covers that look like big blankets on some potatoes because freezing weather is fatal.
"We got in the low to mid 20s last night," Johns noted.
SOURCE: Jessica Clark,
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