GORDON POUNDS CROPS IN FLORIDA

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Tropical Storm Gordon dealt a major blow to Florida's winter crops in ripping through the southern and central regions of the state last week.While there were conflicting reports of the damage, it was clear that the storm, upgraded later in the week to a hurricane after it left the state, seriously affected fruit and vegetable crops in Florida. The damage will lead to more reliance

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Tropical Storm Gordon dealt a major blow to Florida's winter crops in ripping through the southern and central regions of the state last week.

While there were conflicting reports of the damage, it was clear that the storm, upgraded later in the week to a hurricane after it left the state, seriously affected fruit and vegetable crops in Florida. The damage will lead to more reliance on crops elsewhere and probably higher prices.

The state supplies roughly

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