Perfect Storm of Politics and Mother Nature Raises Avocado Prices

By Matthew Carr Dwight D. Eisenhower said, “Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.”
Those words rang true over the past couple of years.
This past week, the markets were rocked as U.S.-China trade negotiations faltered… again. And the U.S. will be slapping new tariffs on Chinese imports starting September 1.
Now, the casualties in this trade war are largely American agricultural products. And we’ve seen prices for some of those suffer steep drops over the past several days.
But there’s another trade war putting the squeeze on American consumers…
Goodbye, Guacamole
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