More People Eating their Vegetables

More People Eating their Vegetables

I’m Clinton Griffiths with today’s AgDay Minute.

The vote tallying continues in Georgia where the power of the U.S. Senate hangs in the balance. One of the races there projected to be won by Democrat Reverend Raphael Warnock. And while a shift in Senate leadership could have an impact on ag policy farm groups say, balance in Congress may not be a bad thing.

New concerns about how much water farmers will have come spring in California. A new survey shows the snowpack statewide is just 52-percent of the average right now. On average, the Sierra Mountain snowpack supplies about 30-percent of California’s water needs. Farmers say they’re making contingency plans for tight water supplies.

And it looks like more people are eating more veggies. Analysts estimate overall U-S consumption of fresh vegetables increased slightly last year. It’s something the experts call surprising. The USDA says the pandemic has taken a toll on vegetable demand from restaurants, but sales at grocery stores and farmers markets have risen.

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