Fla. extends truck order to Feb. 25
In an effort to rescue additional crops from a destructive cold front sweeping across Florida, the state government extended its order Wednesday to relax the weight limits on trucks through Feb. 25.
The initial order was due to expire on Feb. 11.
The state hopes that the extension will give farmers more time to harvest their vulnerable crops.
“Florida’s growers produce nearly all of our nation’s domestically produced fresh fruits and vegetables during the winter months, and consumers throughout the country rely on our crops,” said Florida Agriculture and Consumer Services Commissioner Charles H. Bronson, in a statement.
Florida is at the peak of its harvest season for many commodities, such as citrus, strawberries, blueberries, tomatoes, snap beans, celery, sweet corn, cucumbers, eggplant, peppers, radishes, squash, tropical fish and nursery plants.
More details about the order are available here.