California County Seeks State Disaster Declaration for Almond Freeze

California County Seeks State Disaster Declaration for Almond Freeze

The Red Bluff Daily News reports the Tehama County Department of Agriculture is seeking a disaster declaration for almond orchards from the state of California, following a spring freeze.

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This declaration pertains to damage suffered following four days with lows around 26°F and 28°F.

Agricultural Commissioner Rick Gurrola estimates the damage at $19,536,084, with farms in the county experiencing from 30% to 49% crop loss.