Nebraska Grape Growers Lose Crops To Weather

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

Grape growers in Nebraska have had a tough year because of severe weather in the last few months.

Growers have lost their crops to late freezes in May and high winds and hailstorms in July.

Jennifer Montgomery, executive director of the Nebraska Winery and Grape Growers Association, says growers typically face at least one severe weather event each year. This year, growers reported at least four distinct weather events that damaged crops throughout the state.

One grower in Gibbon says he'll only be able to harvest 10 percent of his grape crop this year.

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