Local farmers brace for another cold night

Snow blankets crops Sunday morning

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (WSPA) – The brutal weather is threatening local crops. Wednesday night temperatures are expected to drop near freezing.

Andy Rollins is the Upstate Commercial Fruit & Vegetable Agent with Clemson University’s Cooperative Extension Service. He has been checking in and talking with local farmers to see how the crops are holding up with the cold weather.

“We’re just trying to deal with the immediate threat which is peaches and strawberries right now,” Rollins explained.

For several nights this week he has stayed up to watch, wait and help at Upstate farms.

“We’re still very optimistic. We still have a full crop out there,” Rollins said. “We’ve had some loss but no, we haven’t had the temperatures down low enough to wipe out anything yet.”

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