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Mexican Lime Shortage Driving Up Prices

Mexican Lime Shortage Driving Up Prices
Posted Saturday, March 22nd 2014 @ 1pm  by KFBK News

Margarita drinkers and guacamole eaters could be paying a hefty price in the near future. 

A shortage of Mexican limes due to winter storms that damaged crops is driving up prices. 

Around 98-percent of the limes in the U.S. are imported from Mexico according to the Department of Agriculture. 

Farmers are accused of withholding citrus exports in an effort to obtain better prices. 

In some cases, retailers are paying 105 dollars for a case of limes that would have cost only 20 bucks a few weeks ago.

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