Prices For Fruits And Vegetables May Be On The Rise

It could cost you more money to make a salad this year because of severe drought conditions in California's Central Valley, where the bulk of the country's fruits and vegetables are grown.

Many farmers in the area say they've had to abandon their fields after federal officials put a limit on the water supply that's pumped to them.

Officials in Fresno county predict that this year, farmers will grow only half the acreage of lettuce and other greens compared to what they produced in years past. That could bump up the cost of lettuce, unless lettuce companies make up the shortage elsewhere.

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