NC blueberry crop suffering due to adverse weather conditions

It’s few fruits currently for their labor.

Blueberry farmers in our area are suffering this year thanks, unfortunately, to prolonged freezing this winter and heavy rains this spring.

At Nelson’s Blueberry Farm in Bridgeton, farmers are trying to pick whatever blueberries they can after what they say has been a very rough year for harvest. Debbie Nelson Gustafson, who has been growing blueberries for 25 years, is watching over her crop and said it’s been a struggle so far.

“This one has been hectic, just picking between the rain showers and finding a time we could pick berries,” Gustafson said. “As far as I’m concerned, this is the worst crop that I’ve had to deal with. It’s just been a nightmare, especially with all the water.”

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