Max Armstrong looks ahead at pressures impacting the specialty crop markets including fruits, nuts and vegetables.

December 23, 2022

Max Armstrong reports that fruit, nut and vegetable costs could be going up for 2023, according to Tanner Ehmke, lead economist, dairy and specialty crops, CoBank. He points out with the Colorado River system under pressure could cause more land to be fallowed. The two largest Western reservoirs now contain just 25% of usual supply. There are also pressures on labor which will drive use of more automation.

Max Armstrong's Farm Progress America is a daily look at key issues in agriculture. It is produced and presented by Max Armstrong, veteran farm broadcaster and host of This Week in Agribusiness.

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