Home > News > Winter Blast the ‘St. Valentine’s Day Massacre’ For Texas Produce Crops

Crop-watchers are taking stock of the damage from the winter storm that sent temperatures plummeting as far south as Texas. And the verdict isn’t good for crops like grapefruits, onions and cabbage. Much of the 2020-2021 citrus crop remains in the field in South Texas, and much of that crop likely was damaged by last week’s freezing temperatures. Though growers do have frost protection measures, high winds that accompanied the cold temperatures made them less effective than normal. Though many growers had crop insurance coverage that will enable them to recover at least a portion of their losses, the freeze could cause supply chain disruptions for things like cabbage, since 30% of U.S. cabbage supplies this time of year coming from Texas. See more on the Texas freeze damage.

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