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California grape estimate drops at start of season

- General News
With the California table grape season in full swing and expectations for a positive season as the backdrop, the California Table Grape Commission revised its estimate for the 2020 table grape crop to 104.9 million 19-pound boxes, down from its April estimate of 106.5 million.

Big bounce-back for California cherries

- General News
California cherry growers have finished shipping a large cherry crop that has been met with strong retail demand.

California cherry growers hope to rebound this year

- Produce Blueprints

Recent years have brought a number of challenges to cherry growers in California. A near-record 9.5 …

Air quality standards: A boon to produce?

- Analysis
Anyone familiar with California agriculture knows that the industry regards the state’s stringent regulations as a curse visited upon it by bureaucrats, environmentalists, and selfish urbanites. Like all simplistic pictures, this one is wrong in certain respects.

Produce, grocery, foodservice exempt from California ‘stay at home’ order

- General News
California Gov. Gavin Newsom issued a statewide order March 19 for all the state's residents to “stay at home” to slow the spread of the virus. Essential services should remain open, including grocery stores and takeout and delivery restaurants.

California citrus keep stranglehold on fresh market in face of challenges

- Produce Blueprints

The California citrus industry’s chief products are oranges, mandarins, and lemons, and it’s the nation’s number …

Prices rise as California grapes finish early

- General News
The USDA grape storage report released November 20 shows 11.7 million boxes as of November 15, down from 16.7 million boxes last year.

California projects 60 percent larger avocado crop for 2020

- General News

ANAHEIM, CA – California avocado growers project a big rebound in 2020. Jan DeLyser, vice president …

Dream cherry crop turns nightmare in California

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As much as two-thirds of the California cherry crop may be lost after a week of rain.

Coastal California rain causes harvest delays

- General News
Rain in the Coastal California growing areas is making it tougher for retailers to get strawberries, celery and various greens.