ST. LOUIS (KMOV) – After spring flooding and oppressive summer heat, farmers around the country have less produce to sell, meaning higher prices at the farmers market and grocery store.
In the spring, flooding reduced the amount of available farmland, then oppressive summer heat claimed the remaining crops. This week, the federal government warned that lower supplies of produce will now drive up prices.
Produce isn’t the only crop affected by the hottest July in 56 years. Damaged corn and soybean crops mean less feed for cattle and other animals, leading to higher prices across the board.