Frozen Potatoes Florida 2013
    Some of Florida's potato crops (Hastings and East Palatka) took a hit when freezing temperatures moved through the area Sunday night and Monday morning.

    That's made it a long couple of cold days for potato farmer Danny Johns of Blue Sky Farm in Hastings.

    "Saturday night, we were on the tractor until 3 a.m. and last night we were on the tractor and got in about 2 o'clock,"Johns recalled.

    Johns and his crew worked to cover and protect his potatoes from the freeze. Some of the plants were covered with dirt.

    Many other potato farmers in the Hastings and East Palatka area did not fare as well, especially those with potato plants that were too big to safely cover.

    Hundreds of acres of potato plants are frozen and flat.
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