Michigan Farmers Face Costly Crop Storage Issues from Warmer Weather
Produce may start getting a lot more expensive as climate change heats up the planet.
Farmers are already having to add costs to keep crops cool in storage.
Michigan is the leader in potato-growing for chips because the state is usually cool enough to store potatoes outdoors for months.
As temperatures heat up, growers like Brian Sackett in Mecosta County have had to buy refrigeration units to keep produce from spoiling.
Those costs end up getting passed on to the consumer at the grocery store.
Scientists are projecting less and less days this century when crops can be stored without refrigeration.