Government shutdown may lead to higher citrus prices

October 23, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
The partial government shutdown, that ended last week, could lead to higher prices for citrus crops.

Growers in Florida say they depend on workers from Mexico and other countries to harvest fruit in the winter. However, the shutdown caused the closure of a labor office that processes visas for workers to legally enter the country.

Growers say a reduction in harvest could lead to higher prices.

Florida produces more than 60-percent of the country's citrus.

Load Comments