Crop Damage Widespread

1 decade 2 weeks 1 day ago April 13, 2007 Apr 13, 2007 Friday, April 13 2007 Friday, April 13, 2007 1:14:02 PM CDT in News
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ST. LOUIS (AP) - The April cold snap is taking a toll on everything from apples to corn. Elizabeth Wahle, a plant specialist with the University of Illinois extension, says the devastation to the Midwest fruit crops is wide-spread. Wahle says fruit crop loss in Illinois is "anywhere from 80 to 100%." Kelly Smith of the Missouri Farm Bureau estimates around 9% of the state's total corn crop could be lost, which he says is still small, compared to the nearly total loss many apple, peach, and grape growers are facing.

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