TALLAHASSEE, FLA. -- Florida farmers are being spared from the worst of the drought that has been devastating the American heartland. But they'll still be paying a price... and so will Florida consumers.
The prolonged drought is doing a number on crops in the Midwest.
But there's been plenty of rain in Sunshine State and Dan Sleep with the agriculture department says Florida farmers are expecting good things this year.
"Our guys are prepping fields as we speak, and getting ready to press into this season," he said. "We're gonna go into there in a better position than we have in a couple of years."
There should be plenty of Florida fruits and veggies, and prices are not expected to rise for these items.
The drought in the Midwest, on the other hand, is reducing the corn, wheat and soybean harvests and that means higher prices for bread, biofuel, animal feed and anything else made from grain.