How Is the Cold Weather Affecting Agriculture?

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Jan. 7 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg's Alan Bjerga reports on the danger of cold weather for agriculture in the U.S. He speaks on Bloomberg Television's "Bloomberg West." (Source: Bloomberg)

Concerns about oranges freezing in florida.

Give us an update on what happened there.

A big sigh of relief from florida today.

The weather was around freezing last night.

This is a little below freezing for several hours.

It looks like that did not happen last night.

How about winter wheat?

Even if can only deal with a certain level of freezing conditions.

There was concerned it would be some real damage to the winter wheat crop.

It looks like there was some damage in places there was not a lot of snow.

Are is enough snow that insulates those crops from this cold weather.

So this snow provides a protective layer.

What about animals and livestock?

One of the issues is that is a literal possibility.

Taking a look at possible cattle losses, that push prices.

It is basically because of the costs to keep them warm.

Two cattle farmers keep them inside?

-- to cattle farmers -- do cattl e farmers keep them inside?

What you do see is more money to transport them to market on freezing roads.

It will be tougher for them to gang -- to gain weight.

If you are a cow in extreme circumstances, that will add stress.

Meatpackers are going to have smaller cattle supply.

We have seen records for seven straight sessions because of this.

As we think about ourselves freezing today, if a thought to the cattle as well.

Thank you very much.

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