OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Oklahoma agriculture officials say it's too
early to say whether a cold snap will affect the state's wheat and
other crops that already have been affected by a prolonged drought.
The National Weather Service has issued a freeze watch for the
Oklahoma Panhandle, and a frost advisory covers 42 counties in
western, central and northern areas of the state from 2 a.m. to 9
Sam Knipp (Kuh-NIP') with the Oklahoma Farm Bureau says it will
be several days before wheat growers know if the cold temperatures
damaged their crops.
Fairview wheat grower Scott Neufeld says his crop could suffer a
setback if the temperature dips into the mid-20s overnight, but he
added that his crop already has been damaged by an April freeze and
by a lingering drought.