South Carolina Peach Crop all but Wiped Out By Last Week’s Freeze

South Carolina’s Ag Commissioner, Hugh Weathers reports that last week’s freezes have all but wiped out the state’s 2017 peach crop.  Warm weather earlier in the season pushed the crop ahead by as much as four weeks in areas, which made what could have been recoverable freeze event devastating.

As far as the state’s blueberry and strawberry crop, many of those producers were able to frost protect, so the condition of those crops is in wait-and-see mode.

A native of the Texas Panhandle, Rhonda was born and raised on a cotton farm where she saw cotton farming evolve from ditch irrigation to center pivot irrigation and harvest trailers to modules. After graduating from Texas Tech University, she got her start in radio with KGNC News Talk 710 in Amarillo, Texas.