WATCH: COVID-19 pandemic causes spike in pasta sales

July 10, 2020 - 2:04 pm
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Some of the world's best pasta wheat actually comes from wheat grown in the desert southwest, including Italy's famous pasta. Known for its extended shelf life pasta is a staple of panic buying, because of the Coronavirus pandemic the National Pasta Association estimates sales increased by 18% across the U.S. Arizona farmers are planning on planting double the amount of Desert Durum wheat seeds next season as pasta prices are estimated to increase.

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