Florida Grows Christmas Trees and Americans Pay More for Vegetables

Florida Grows Christmas Trees and Americans Pay More for Vegetables

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, I’m Bob Larson with your Agribusiness Update.

**Just because Florida has a warm climate doesn’t mean Christmas trees are not grown here.

In fact, www.morningagclips.com reports, the Sunshine State, known more for its citrus and palm tress, has thriving Christmas tree farms around the state.

While the varieties of trees grown may not be the fir and spruce so often associated with a live tree; the Christmas tree varieties available here in Florida are excellent trees for your Holiday decorating.


**Americans are paying up to 40% more for vegetables than in 2021, and drought is a big reason why.

A new report from Daily Mail says the increase is due, in large part, to states that grow fresh produce getting hit

with water cuts because of droughts.

For example, Arizona produces 90% of U.S. leafy greens and experienced its worst drought in 1,200 years.

The nation’s top agricultural state, California, is also hurt by severe drought.

**Combine harvester sales remained positive in November, as did four-wheel drive tractor sales in both the U.S. and Canada.

But the latest data from the Association of Equipment Manufacturers says total tractor sales fell in both countries.

November’s farm tractor sales fell 21% compared to 2021, with the under-40 horsepower segment seeing the biggest drop at 28%.

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