Historic wet season causes California vegetable prices to rise (In the News)


April 20, 2017 — Prices for lettuce, broccoli and other salad ingredients grown in California are rising, reports The Sacramento Bee. In fact, the Golden State’s winter has meant havoc and higher prices on various commodities for consumers nationwide. 

A somewhat warm winter shortened the winter vegetable growing season in some regions. Then torrential rains delayed spring planting activities on the Central Coast. The supply gap between the two growing seasons was noticeable, according to the report. 

"Supplies are tight and prices have gone way up," said Roland Fumasi, vice president and senior analyst with agricultural lender Rabobank. "We're going to see some relatively elevated prices and some price volatility...through the middle of next month."

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