Complex & Challenging: CA summer crops withering away due to drought and limited water supplies
Drought in California is likely to send grocery prices sky-high.
Summer crops, like tomatoes and onions, have withered away due to a lack of rain and limited water supplies in the state.
This, along with damage done on Florida citrus and tomato crops by Hurricane Ian, is adding pressure to food prices.
The California State Board of Food and Agriculture says that it does not think farming in the state has ever been more complex and challenging, and the drought is a huge part of that.
The Golden State produces nearly a third of the world’s processing tomatoes, but the forecast for this year’s crop is down about 10 percent from original estimates.