US (LA): Berry farmers across the area cover crops to protect from cold

Temperatures are already starting to plummet across the Northshore and are expected to dip into the 20s tonight. For many, it’s time to protect pipes, people and vegetation. For others, it’s time to protect their livelihood.

After a long hot summer, a cool clear afternoon in Springfield is a sign of potential trouble overnight. Temperatures are expected to dip well into the 20s on the Northshore and for strawberry farmers like Lenny Threeton, it’s time to prepare to protect 100,000 plants.

“It’s a lot of labor but we still got to do it,” Threeton said.

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