Frost expected to cause winter veggie shortage

January 4, 2013 12:39:06 AM PST
Expect a massive shortage of some of your favorite veggies this January.

Ag officials say a winter frost in the nation's desert growing regions will likely cause shortages of lettuce, broccoli and cauliflower this month. Growers say veggie volumes may be up to 30-percent lighter than normal.

Frosts hit Arizona's Yuma region and California's Imperial and Coachella valleys last month. Growers report seeing three quarters of the volume normally see this time of year.

Ag experts say that drop in supply will mean less green veggies at the grocery store. Ag officials say with more frost on the way this month, lettuce, broccoli, and cauliflower farmers could suffer even bigger loses.