Recent freeze damages Arkansas crops

Recent freeze damages Arkansas crops
(Source: Raycom Media)

(KAIT/KARK) - Arkansas crops could be in dire straights after recent cold weather.

According to KARK, the Arkansas Farm Bureau reports several farms across the state have seen damaged.

They said in a statement: "Cold temperatures, at this time of year have an impact on our fruit and berry producers, but also delays planting some of out row-crop commodities and burdens the livestock industry."

The below freezing temperatures are extremely rare for this time of year.

The two previous recorded instances were in 2007 and 1971.

Wye Mountain Flowers and Berries is just one farm with crop damage. They estimate that 40 percent of their blueberry crop is destroyed.

"Was thinking this was going to be a bumper crop and one night can change things," said Beth Eggers, owner of Wye Mountain Flowers and Berries.

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