Lemons were among the top fruits that consumers bought in the past year, coming in as the No. 5 fruit (after two ties for first and second place) and the No. 15 item overall of those studied in Fresh Trends 2019.
Hurricane Florence caused more than $1.1 billion in damage to crops and livestock in North Carolina, according to a new state estimate. Of that, about $27 million is damage to vegetables and horticultural crop losses.