Florida Freeze to Raise Prices

The prolonged cold freeze that lingered over Florida recently did considerable damage to winter fruit and vegetable crops, which will ultimately result in higher prices at retail. While it's still too early to estimate exact dollar and crop loss, industry experts agreed that lower yields will make for higher fruit and vegetable prices. Gene McAvoy, regional vegetable expert for the University

MIAMI — The prolonged cold freeze that lingered over Florida recently did considerable damage to winter fruit and vegetable crops, which will ultimately result in higher prices at retail.

While it's still too early to estimate exact dollar and crop loss, industry experts agreed

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