Source: The Packer

Prices are increasing for green beans and corn after two nights of subfreezing temperatures struck south Florida growing regions.

Growers are assessing damage from consecutive nights of low temperatures Dec. 7-8 to vegetables and tomatoes and are preparing for even colder weather expected to hit their production the week of Dec. 13.

Prices for beans, corn, cucumbers and squash are increasing, with Florida beans soaring to $$30.85 for bushel cartons and crates on Dec. 8, up from $14-16 the week before as damage estimates became more known.

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