Wheat straw shortage frustrates WNC retailers
(Asheville Citizen-Times) If you’re planning a spring lawn project that requires a bale of straw, you might be waiting a while. Wet weather and a poor wheat harvest last fall are contributing to a shortage of straw across the Southeast, home improvement giant Home Depot said Monday. Lowe’s also pointed to the wet weather and high demand during the spring lawn care season as reasons for the shortage. Workers at Lowe’s and Home Depot told local customers over the weekend and on Monday that it would be a month or two before they had any bales for sale.
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