Georgia’s annual output of its signature crop is being eaten away by climate shifts, growers reported on Wednesday.
An unusually warm winter, followed by a series of hard freezes in March, has devastated the Georgia peach harvest.
According to state officials, only about 10% of the crop survived. Georgia farmers have an even more negative view, some reporting having lost 98% of their crops.
The cost to the state, including lost jobs and peach sales, could reach $200 million.