RAINS MAY HIKE PRICES OF CALIFORNIA PRODUCE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The soaking rain and flooding throughout California earlier this month could result in higher retail prices for strawberries, oranges, celery, spinach, broccoli and other produce, according to the California Farm Bureau here."Wet weather has delayed the planting of vegetable crops that would be harvested this spring and early summer," the bureau reported. "Gaps in production

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The soaking rain and flooding throughout California earlier this month could result in higher retail prices for strawberries, oranges, celery, spinach, broccoli and other produce, according to the California Farm Bureau here.

"Wet weather has delayed the planting of vegetable crops that would be harvested this spring and early summer," the bureau reported. "Gaps in production may result, and consumers could face higher retail prices at that time."

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