California Still Number One For Veggies Despite Report
Sacramento, CA — California remains the nation´s number one vegetable source, though a new report says 2005 values were down.
A U.S. Department of Agriculture report says the state´s farmers produced nearly half of the nation´s fresh vegetables and supplied more than 60 percent of the processed vegetables.
Fresh market value of nearly $4.6 billion was down 12 percent from 2004 and the state´s top processing vegetables also dropped in value.
Written by Sabrina Sabbagh