Freezing temperatures in December decimated Florida vegetables, raising wholesale prices through January, and limiting availability. The freeze affected the state's production of snap beans, cabbage, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, endive/escarole, bell peppers and other peppers, and squash, said Sterling Ivey, press secretary, Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Except for crops in the extreme south of Florida, 100% of the state's sweet corn, snap beans, and eggplant ...

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