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Heavy Rains In South Expected To Affect MN Produce Prices

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Get ready for another shot to the pocket book. Fruit and veggie prices are ready to go up.

According to CBS News contributor and physicist Michio Kaku, there’s been 34 percent more rain in Georgia, 25 percent higher rainfall in North and South Carolina and a 22 percent rise in rainfall in Alabama.

Now, the effects of that rain are headed north.

“The weather drives everything the farmer does. Even if it’s far away,” Debra Crusoe, of the Minnesota Farm Service, said.

Crusoe says if their farmer’s supply is lower than usual, we pay may more.

“A lot of rain in Georgia can affect us because of the number of crops from that region that we don’t grow here that are imported into Minnesota,” Crusoe said.

Higher prices can be a tough sell.

“Tell the consumer the truth — let them decide if they like it,” Minnesota Farmer’s Market vendor Thai Yang said.

Because soon eating your veggies may mean spending more green.

Click here for the related CBS News article.

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