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Cold snap hurts winter vegetables in Pee Dee

SCRANTON, SC (AP) - South Carolina's spate of cold temperatures has taken its toll on winter vegetables.

The Morning News of Florence reported Sunday that cabbage and collard crops have been hit especially hard.

For Scranton farmer Stan McKenzie, it means a loss of his mainstay winter crops that help him pay the bills.

McKenzie says severe cold temperatures in December and January killed half his collards and all of his cabbage.

McKenzie says he's not the only one to see losses and people will see the difference at the market. A 50-pound case of cabbage usually sells for $8-12. But he says this year, it's selling for about twice that.

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