COLUMBIA, S.C. — The freezing temperatures and early spring blizzards that swept across the Southeast have devastated the region's tree fruit crops, as well as other fruits and vegetables including watermelons, tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, corn, wheat and tobacco, sources told SN. Hardest hit were peaches. South Carolina growers, for example, have said they may be fortunate to save 10% of their state's $40 million-plus peach crop. Growers there suffered heavy apple and blueberry losses as ...

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