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Drought a factor in high avocado price
5/4/2017 6:52:49 PM



CATEGORIES:
Agriculture
Society & Public Health
Water Supply & Quality
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Start Date: 5/4/2017 -  
Avocado prices were high ahead of Cinco de Mayo, due to higher demand worldwide, bad weather when avocados were blooming, salty soil in California in the wake of drought and the unpredictability of the avocado trees. The average price of an avocado was $1.43 in the most recent U.S. Department of Agriculture weekly retail price report, significantly higher than the 92 cents paid for an avocado in 2016. The popular Hass variety was still holding steady at $1.38, down from $1.40 a year ago. Courier Post (Camden South Jersey) (N.J.), May 4, 2017
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