I saw some red peppers in an American grocery store labelled "Product of Israel". I have never seen that before, and my guess is that since it's a shmitta year, there is less of an Israeli domestic market and it makes Israeli produce in the US relatively cheap. Is that a thing?
What is the effect of shmitta on the price of Israeli exports? Does this impact the availability of shmitta-year Israeli produce in American markets such that I should be on the lookout, or was this a fluke occurrence?