It’s So Cold Because

…it’s so warm

Freezing temperatures across a wide swath of Mexico the night of Feb. 3-4 have made a big impact in available fresh produce. Expect the effects to be felt in your supermarket any day now.

…One industry veteran told Jesse Driskill, operations manager of the Nogales office of Meyer LLC, that Mexico had not had a freeze like this in 60 years.

What made this one even worse, Driskill said, is that forecasts were 5 to 10 degrees higher than what temperatures wound up being. Many growers took precautions, he said, but they did not harvest early because they did not expect it to get so cold.

…The cold weather experienced across much of the US in early February made its way deep into Mexico and early reports estimate 80-100 percent crop losses which are having an immediate impact on prices at US grocery stores with more volatility to come.

Now as we know “early reports” quite often are exaggerated so we’ll just have to see how this pans out.

Luckily, we are blessed with a government that has declared we have no inflation, so at least we don’t have to worry about that.

(h/t the Blog Faddah)

2 Responses to “It’s So Cold Because”

  1. JeffS says:

    Obama is gonna be pi$$ed at Gorezilla, threatening his argula supply like this.

  2. Time to stock up on canned and frozen veggies, I guess.

    JeffS, I do wonder how the WH garden is faring, don’t you?

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