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Freeze Damage Found in CA Citrus, Special Testing Ongoing

Central California investors have found more freeze damage after day two of cutting and analyzing samples of citrus.

The Valley's billion dollar citrus crop undergoes more special Testing.

Inspectors dissected and analyzed citrus from 12 valley locations
Tuesday.

They found more freeze damage, which means citrus is dry and
flakey.

That includes oranges, mandarins, and lemons.

The Fresno County Ag Department is working with the state to ensure citrus is
inspected before its packaged and hits the market.

"Even with protection water wind being applied the outside rows are going to get frosted than the inside of the orchard," says Ag Commissioner
Les Wright.

Ag Commissioner Les Wright says there's still a lot of good citrus on the
market, but a lot has been lost.

There's another cut at the end of the week. That will show the extent of the
damage, and prepare farmers for how to move forward.

KSEE 24's Lemor Abrams is in Fresno with the latest findings.

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