FRESNO (CBS SF) — Despite the recent cold temperatures falling below freezing, citrus farmers in the Central Valley say they’ve managed to save their crops.
Farmers spent four nights a week running water, wind machines, and burning peach pits this week to fend off the frost.READ MORE: UPDATE: News Crew Security Guard Shot in Oakland Dies From Injuries; Photo of Suspect Vehicle Released
“If we have to do battle with mother nature, we do it with her and see how it comes out,” Fresno citrus grower Keith Nilmeier said.READ MORE: California Gold Rush Town Typifies Labor-Shortage Plight Vexing Businesses
It costs each farmer about $5,000-a night to defend against the freezing temperatures.MORE NEWS: UPDATE: 2 Men Shot Outside South Bay High School Football Playoff Game
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