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Australia floods: Key agricultural areas destroyed by disaster and ‘price of fruit and vegetables set to rise’

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Consumers are being warned that the price of fruit and vegetables could rise after flooding in NSW, Victoria and Tasmania affected key farming areas.

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has been visiting flood-hit areas of Victoria and New South Wales and said continued rain would push up prices.

“Unfortunately, what was expected was such a good crop of wheat, fruit and vegetables, a lot of produce that the Victorian food pool … is such a rich area and also in areas like poultry,” Mr Albanese. told ABC Melbourne.

“There’s no doubt that there will be an impact … and the impact will be on higher prices, unfortunately, at a time when inflation is already rising.”

https://www.perthnow.com.au/news/natural-disasters/floods-to-push-up-price-of-fruit-and-veg-c-8567542

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