Georgia Storms Hit Crops and Cosmic Crisp Volume Soars
**A line of thunderstorms that swept through Georgia on April 24 resulted in heavy rainfall, high winds and hail
across South Georgia.
According to www.grb.org, farms in multiple counties were hit, in some cases forcing a replant.
The National Weather Service confirmed four tornadoes, two in Early County, one in Terrell County and one in Coffee County.
They also received reports of hail in 22 Georgia counties, ranging from nickel to tennis-ball size.
**After a record-breaking sophomore year that’s not over yet, Cosmic Crisp® apple’s growth trajectory indicates it will hit the top of the apple chart in no time.
According to www.thepacker.com, Nielsen data shows Cosmic Crisp hitting #11 in sales dollars for March, and #14 over the past year.
Retailers that aren’t currently selling Cosmic Crisp® apples are missing out on sales and customer expectations.
Nielsen data shows a 595% increase in sales and 720% in volume for March alone.
**Participants in the USDA’s Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children, or WIC, may soon see a temporary increase to their benefits for purchasing fruits and vegetables.
With $490 million provided by the American Rescue Plan
Act, USDA has offered states, tribal nations and territories the option of boosting the cash-value voucher benefit by more than THREE TIMES for up to four months to provide additional relief.