Flaming Tortillas


After Wild Weather, Higher Food Prices On Horizon

By Melissa Pitts

September 8, 2013 at 1:42pm MST

NPR: Throughout April and May, U.S. farmers faced floods, tornadoes, downpours and droughts — all of which made planting difficult. Now in June, intense heat has been sweeping over much of the country.

The harsh weather likely will reduce the fall's harvest, according to a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That, in turn, could further drive up grocery prices for consumers. Read the rest of this entry here.