HURRICANE DEVASTATES FLORIDA CITRUS REGION

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Citrus industry field representatives were assessing the damage to Florida's citrus crops in the wake of a powerful and deadly hurricane that ripped through prime citrus-growing regions in central Florida.It was too early to quantify the damage, but the state's biggest organization of citrus growers described Hurricane Charley's impact as devastating. Another industry observer noted

LAKELAND, Fla. -- Citrus industry field representatives were assessing the damage to Florida's citrus crops in the wake of a powerful and deadly hurricane that ripped through prime citrus-growing regions in central Florida.

It was too early to quantify the damage, but the state's biggest organization of citrus growers described Hurricane Charley's impact as devastating. Another industry observer noted Charley may have done more damage to citrus groves than any Florida storm in over 40

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