Strawberry Fields Asunder: Farmers Destroy Crops

At strawberry farms across southwest Florida, there's an unusual sight. Workers aren't picking strawberries, they're destroying them. "We've got more berries than we know what to do with," said Matt Parke, a strawberry farmer. Parke said that he was forced to tear through 60 acres, nearly half of his crop, to save his farm. He said that prices have dropped so much that it seems cheaper to let the fruit spoil than ship it to market. Strawberry farmers can usually sell a flat of strawberries,...Full Story
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