Farmers Scramble To Save Crops As Bitter Cold Hits Florida08:05
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Icicles cling to oranges in Dover, Fla. (AP)
Icicles cling to oranges in Dover, Fla. (AP)

Farmers in Florida are searching for creative ways to save their crops from frigid temperatures.  Some are flying helicopters over green bean and sweet corn fields to push warmer air, that has risen into the atmosphere, back to the ground. Citrus and strawberry farmers are spraying water and using ground heaters, and tropical fish farmers are trying to move fish indoors.

We speak with Eric Hopkins, vice president and business manager at Hundley Farm in Belle Glade, Fla., and Wayne Mertens of Five Brothers Produce in Homestead, Fla.

This segment aired on December 14, 2010.

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