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Experts: Grocery Store Trips Will Get More Expensive Due To Drought

 
Experts: Grocery Store Trips Will Get More Expensive Due To Drought
Posted March 21st, 2014 @ 6:13pm

Experts agree that your trips to the grocery store are going to start getting more expensive as the year goes on because of the California drought.

The California Farm Bureau Federation predicts a substantial reduction in food production for one simple reason.

"As many as 800,000 acres of farmland in the Central Valley will be left unplanted this year as a result of water shortages," Dave Kranz with the California Farm Bureau Federation said. 

Kranz says it's inevitable that food prices will go up.

"How that translates into consumer prices is going to become more evident as we move through the summer and autumn," he said. 

Exactly how much more you will pay is still up for debate. 

 

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