More than half of all United States counties have been designated disaster zones because of the most expensive drought in the last 25 years.
Luckily, the Northern Valley is not considered one of the areas in such desperate need of rain.
Bill Mackintosh, Owner/Operator of Mackintosh Fruit Farm says the east coast is generally in good shape.
He says, "We're actually in a very good situation because with other areas not having the production that they need, that the economy needs, we will, I hate to say 'benefit' from their problems but that's just the way agriculture is, that's the way business is. Supply and demand."
Even so, Mackintosh says such a dramatic situation does impact the whole country and will for months to come.
He tells TV3, "I think just because of the anticipation, we may see some prices starting to increase over the next month or so. But this could effect us through a good chunk of next year too. We'll be using up reserves on corn and beans and things fairly rapidly. But this is one of the worst droughts that has effected the country in a long long time so I'm not sure how long it'll go but it'll be much more than just this year. "