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Citrus farmers dealing with the cold

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Blistering cold weather is freezing out Florida citrus farmers across the state.

To fight back, some are using mirco-irrigations to protect their trees.

These sprinkler systems create ice around the citrus plants to keep them warm.

Farmers say the trees should be safe until temperatures drop to fourteen degrees.

Most sales are already done for the season, however harvesting should be complete in the next couple weeks.

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