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Ration that guacamole: We've got a major lime shortage on our hands

March 27, 2014

... about 98 percent of the limes consumed in the U.S. come from Mexico, and heavy rains late last year in a number of states had a major impact on production. As Kristy Plattner, a citrus analyst at the U.S. Department of Agriculture, explained to U-T San Diego, rain during the dry season can delay harvests; it also causes rot and fungal disease