Cold Weather Hits Florida Farms

Around 8 a.m. on Friday, Cody Galligan walked around Siembra Farm in Southeast Gainesville to assess the effects of the cold weather.

“We were harvesting a lot of tomatoes last week,” Galligan recalled.

The rows of tomato plants are now brown—dead from the cold.

His son began surveying the pipes and ran up to his dad.

“It’s frozen,” Galligan exclaimed as he looked at the pipe in his son’s hand. Upon further inspection, many of the pipes in the Siembra watering system were frozen due to the low temperatures.

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