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Produce Prices Skyrocket With Freeze In Mexico, Southwest

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posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 01:45 PM
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Produce Prices Skyrocket With Freeze In Mexico, Southwest


www.king5.com

Get ready to pay double or even triple the price for fresh produce in the coming weeks after the worst freeze in 60 years damaged and wiped out entire crops in northern Mexico and the southwestern U.S.

The problem started less than a week ago, when our nation was focusing on the Superbowl and sheets of ice falling from Texas Stadium.

(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 01:45 PM
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More drastic weather problems.
The worst freeze in 60 years has decimated crops in Mexico, and the Southwestern U.S.

Wow, hopefully this will be temporary, the news says the prices will stay high untill after March.

Potatoes, Onions, and Apples will still be a good buy, grown in the Northwest.

The produce companies say they have never seen as drastic of an increase before.


www.youtube.com...


"We've had to double and triple some prices and consumers come in and it's quite a shock to them," said Rusty Peake, GM of Food4Less in Southeast Portland.

"Increase, increase, increase," said produce manager Troy Winterhalter as he watched urgent messages coming across his laptop computer. "Peppers, zucchini, cucumbers, asparagus, the entire asparagus crop was wiped out," said Winterhalter.
Roma tomatoes have more than doubled in price since Thursday and very soon they may not be available at all.



He said this is the worst produce situation he's seen in 25 years in the business.


www.king5.com
(visit the link for the full news article)
edit on 14-2-2011 by burntheships because: (no reason given)



posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 02:01 PM
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sign of the times....?

im glad i put up a few staples,, BEFORE more crops fail....

see where i live?



posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 02:08 PM
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Yes, I see. Have you been to the store in the last few days?


I have not been to the produce department! I do intend to go today though.

I think I will stock up on canned tomatoes, good idea.

I am glad you did as well!



posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 02:11 PM
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thank GOD for Winco....

they let you buy bulk bags of anything..!!!!



posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 02:16 PM
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Yes, Winco is great for that, and staples!
One near me even sells a nice variety of NON GMO and Organic.


I think in general, this is serious and will cause prices to go up in many different foods.

Hopefully the worst is past.

I dont like gloom and doom, but couple this together with the other issues on the table
for wheat and it looks like prices could be up for good.



posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 02:43 PM
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well your here... in wash..

did you see this..

www.abovetopsecret.com...&addstar=1&on=10573769#pid10573769

earthquake!!



posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 02:45 PM
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I am in upstate NY and we havent seen any price increase. I heard the asparagus crop was totally wiped out, yet it was 1.99 a pound today (prob. for valentines day) maybe we will see an increase in the coming weeks, but nothing yet.
I am stocked up on all sorts of stuff! Can't hurt can it?



posted on Feb, 14 2011 @ 02:54 PM
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Yes, I did see that! I flagged it and starred.

Last time St Helens blew, do you know did that effect the price of produce grown
in the area? I know of several products I buy that are from Stahlbush Farms.




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