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5/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement (LGMA) has a new chairman - vegetable grower Ron Ratto, president of Ratto Bros. Inc. in Modesto. Read more on the new members of the committee from this Western Farm Press article.

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5/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
The California Leafy Greens Marketing Agreement has launched a series of blog posts, a video and an infographic to help educate people about LGMA and food safety. Find out more on the releases from this Packer story.

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5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
Production of vegetables for processing market (excluding potatoes and mushrooms) totaled 38.5 billion pounds in 2014-up 12 percent from 2013. Read more on their production from pages 3-4 of the Vegetables & Pulses Outlook.

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5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
The U.S. remains a net importer of fresh vegetables. Including potatoes and mushrooms, the value of fresh vegetable imports exceeded exports by almost $4.3 billion in 2014. Pages 11-12 of the Vegetables & Pulses Outlook

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5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
In 2014, the United States produced about 36.8 billion pounds of fresh vegetables (excluding potatoes, sweet potatoes, and mushrooms), with a value of $10 billion and area harvested of about 1.4 million acres. The three largest crops, in terms of production, were onions, head lettuce, and tomatoes, which combined accounted for 40 percent of the total production. Read more on fresh-market vegetable production from pages 3-4 of the Vegetables & Pulses Outlook.

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5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
The rise in U.S. domestic production in vegetables and pulses volume did not translate to higher domestic use, in part, due to increased demand for potatoes and tomatoes from export markets. Read more on domestic production starting on page 14 of the Vegetables & Pulses Outlook.

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5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
Droughts in California generally lead to higher prices for fresh produce, because of the state's dominant role in U.S. fruit and vegetable production. But a new report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture says those effects don't occur immediately. For example, consumer prices for fresh vegetable have remained relatively stable. Fresh-vegetable imports rose during the drought last year, growing to 28 percent of total domestic use.

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5/5/2015 12:00:00 AM
The United States continues to be a net importer of processed canned, frozen, and dried vegetables (including mushrooms and potatoes). Import value, which totaled $3.1 billion in 2014, exceeded export value by $1.3 billion. Read more import and export data from page 13 of the Vegetables & Pulses Outlook article.

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5/4/2015 12:00:00 AM
An increasing number of foodborne outbreaks traced to fresh fruits and vegetables are being partially attributed to current production and processing methods. Read more on celery packing lines susceptibility to foodborne outbreaks from this Vegetable Grower News article.

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5/1/2015 12:00:00 AM
Transplant production is in high gear on Delmarva and some problems, mostly abiotic, have been observed. Although these current problems are primarily abiotic, a refresher on common diseases is always good. Read more on seedling diseases from this Weekly Crop Update article.

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