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(NYTIMES) - It's shaping up to be a tough year for agriculture. With record drought gripping the American West, farmers in California's Central Valley are leaving vast tracts of fertile land unplanted.

A January cold snap in Florida devastated tomato crops there, leaving the survivors vulnerable to disease. Two months later, an unusually hard freeze in the Carolinas left some farmers with little to no strawberries and blueberries.

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