You’re paying 40 percent more for vegetables. What’s the reason?
The vegetables you are growing are going for a lot more at the supermarket right now.
A report from the Daily Mail shows Americans are paying 40 percent more for fresh vegetables compared to a year ago, and one of the main reasons is the weather.
The extreme drought this year, coupled with crop-destroying storms, has hit produce states hard, especially Arizona. Water levels still remain low along the Colorado and Mississippi Rivers, with Arizona’s water intake set to be cut by more than 20 percent next year.