Tomato prices skyrocket thanks to Hurricane Irma

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Hurricane Irma to blame for a hike in tomato prices. (KTRK)

Have you been getting sticker shock when purchasing tomatoes? Hurricane Irma may be to blame.

The storm is behind a nationwide tomato shortage. The shortage is causing the price of tomatoes to climb.

Thepacker.com tracks the agriculture industry. It says there was a delay in planting and harvesting tomatoes in Florida, partly because of Irma three months ago.

It says wholesale prices for tomatoes have more than doubled from the previous year.
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