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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

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