10/22/19 – The Durango Herald
By Lis McLaughlin
If it seems like tequila has been rising in popularity among spirits drinkers, it’s because it has. According to a 2018 U.S. market report, the global market for Tequila is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate of about 4.1% over the next 10 years.
This boom, however, has created an agave shortage that is threatening the integrity of the product, the welfare of the agave laborers and the ecology of the agave plant.