Peach Shortage Hits U.S. Just In Time For Summer03:44

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Mid-to-late summer is usually when southern-grown peaches are at their most delicious. But not this year. Thanks to some bad weather, many U.S. farmers are facing a peach crisis. In South Carolina, as much as 90 percent of the crop is gone. In Georgia, the Peach State, it is a similar story.

Here & Now's Peter O'Dowd talks with Al Pearson, owner of Pearson Farm in Fort Valley, Georgia, about how the shortage is hitting his family's 132-year-old farm.

This segment aired on July 4, 2017.


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