Tequila lovers everywhere should be worried. Tequila may become a beverage of the past as Mexico is leaving the cactus-like plant from which it is made for more profitable crops. Cash crops like wheat and corn are much more profitable than blue agave.
Agave was worth about 80 cents per pound six years ago and now sells for about two cents or less!
Many farmers are burning their agave crops to make room for new harvests. Corn is mostly where the money is now. Plus, agave takes six years to grow. That is a huge investment to potentially lose. So I guess tequila is scarce, get it while you can!