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Drought Will Soon Affect Grocery Prices, Quality

Drought Will Soon Affect Grocery Prices, Quality
Posted February 24th, 2014 @ 7:11am by KFBK News - Mike Simpson

Our lengthy drought may soon affect what you find in the grocery aisles.

"I think we're going to see a lot less of what we're used to finding," Gail Holman with the Westlands Water District said. 

With no irrigation supplies from the feds or the state this year, 200,000 acres may be taken out of production.

"Lettuce and tomatoes, we also have almonds and pistachios, and garlic and onions," Holman said. 

Some produce will of course be shipped in from elsewhere, but the prices will be higher and it could be lower in quality.

California grows roughly half of all U.S. fruits and vegetables, much of that comes right from the Central Valley.

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