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Cold Temperatures Put Harvests in California and Arizona in Jeopardy

Cold Snap in Two U.S. States Could Mean Higher Prices in the Supermarkets

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An unexpected cold snap in California and Arizona could results in lower quality and quantity of produce in supermarkets. The unseasonably colder temperatures falling between four and five degrees away from normal for this time of year are impacting produce crops and most notably citrus fruits.

Some estimates are already predicting that one-quarter of the region’s orange crop has taken a hit. With some analysis’s saying that if the hit is hard enough, it could result in a price increase of up to 20 to 30 percent.

The extent of the damage is yet to be determined, but if analyses are right it could mean that you should be expecting higher prices on your grocery bill for some produce items soon.


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