OK, here's something to think about ....
When there is a drought in California, we hear on the news that the price of tomatoes and lettuce is going to go up.
If there is an early frost in Florida or California, we are told that our orange juice is going to be cost more and grapefruit is going to be scarce.
Then there is too much rain in Kansas and Iowa, and we know for sure that bread and Nibblets are going to be higher than they've ever been.
..... the same drought or freeze or flooding which occur in some of the same regions where hops is a standard crop or tobacco is grown doesn't seem to affect their prices at all. Huh? Think about it. When was the last time you heard that the price of beer is going to double because of weather? Have prices of cigarettes ever skyrocketed because the bad turn of storms?
Why is that?
Really .... why is that?????