The worst El Nino in 150 years is slapping U.S. growing areas with unwelcome weather conditions, but there is so far little consensus among industry sources about how seriously U.S. crops or retail produce prices will be affected.
Reports to date are that the crop damage has not been serious. Harvesting and planting of tomato and citrus crops have been slowed in Florida. Strawberry prices are high and lettuce planting is being stalled in the West. But then, El Nino is not finished.