Last week’s freezing weather is gone, but the storm’s impact on local farmers, and the food they grow, will last considerably longer.

Many of Texas’ signature winter crops, including grapefruit and other citrus, were wiped out when the temperatures plummeted in the Rio Grande Valley. Closer to home, growers sustained damage to most of what they were growing.

Bernice Torregrossa: bernice92@aol.com.

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Bailey Jones

We lost most of our landscaping, 5 citrus trees, and my favorite Barbados cherry tree. But these are just hobby plants with no significance except to me. I hope our farmers and ranchers can bounce back quickly. I'm also curious about the island's oleanders. Mine are not looking good.

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