If Trump shuts Mexico border US will run out of avocados in three weeks

Trump has been threatening to shut down the border between Mexico and the US. This will halt the flow of not only people but also over $100 billion in imports. One of many things the US will run out of is avocados.

From The Guardian:

Avocados would run out in three weeks if imports from Mexico were stopped, said Steve Barnard, president and chief executive of Mission Produce, the largest distributor and grower of avocados in the world.

"You couldn't pick a worse time of year because Mexico supplies virtually 100% of the avocados in the US right now. California is just starting and they have a very small crop, but they're not relevant right now and won't be for another month or so," said Barnard.

Monica Ganley, principal at Quarterra, a consultancy specializing in Latin American agricultural issues and trade, said that a border closure would inevitably hit consumers.

"We're absolutely going to see higher prices. This is a very real and very relevant concern for American consumers."

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