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Strawberry Harvest Bigger Than Ever

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Sacramento, CA — Coming off another record production year, California farmers have planted even more strawberries for harvest in 2006.

The California Strawberry Commission says farmers sold 1.3 billion pounds of berries last year, up more than 15 percent from the previous season.

The planting of addition acreage portends another big harvest. Southern California rains have temporarily slowed the strawberry harvest, but the commission says retail supplies will remain ample.

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