Senator Boxer on Recovering from the Big Freeze   

Tuesday, February 6, 2007  

The recent freeze in California has had and will continue to have a heavy toll on California agricultural producers, workers and consumers.  As crop damage estimates continue to be refined, it appears that the damage will top $1 billion.  And thousands will be left jobless in the wake of the cold.

My main goal is to make whole everyone impacted by the freeze, from the workers who tend and harvest crops, to farm owners, to the people wanting to buy the freshest and best produce.  This will be a large and ongoing effort, requiring many levels of government, many trade associations and many people to work together. 

To assist Californians who are dealing with the aftermath of the freeze, or who just want more information on its impact, I am featuring information on the freeze on my Senate website at http://www.boxer.senate.gov

I am pleased to have met with many farmers and local officials as we work to muster as much federal assistance as possible.  I encourage you to regularly check back on the web feature to obtain the latest information on our efforts.

Sincerely,

Barbara Boxer, US Senator, California
U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer