Cold weather affects farming in city

The “Helada Blanca” (White Freeze) came to the farms in Cuenca. Farmers say they can manage for now, at a 4° temperature, as long as the “Helada Negra” (Black Freeze) doesn’t come. “These freezes are simple. They don’t affect us too much. We still have grass. But if the summer and the cold continuous, we might be very affected,” said Albino Mogrovejo, a farmer who Works milking cows. Mogrovejo explains the black freeze burns the grass, the grass dry and then the cows don’t have anything to eat. We must substitute the grass with bananas or another type of food.…

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