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Tequila Shortage Looms

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Life in Margaritaville could get a lot tougher. And Jimmy Buffet could be searching for more than his lost shaker of salt. A tequila shortage looms now that farmers in Mexico are burning fields of the blue agave used to make tequila. Farmers are planting corn instead to meet the growing demand for ethanol in the U.S. This could spell trouble for fans of the famed frozen concoction.

RENEE MONTAGNE, host:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne.

Life in Margaritaville could get a lot tougher and Jimmy Buffet could be searching for more than his lost shaker of salt. A tequila shortage looms now that farmers in Mexico are burning fields of the blue agave used to make tequila. Farmers are planting corn instead to meet the growing demand for ethanol in the United States. This could spell trouble for fans of the famed frozen concoction.

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