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Process vegetable production down 10 percent in year

Contracted processing vegetable production for the four major processing crops is forecast at 13.6 million tons, down 10 percent from last year's comparable states and 20 percent less than the same states two years ago.

Production of processing tomatoes, at 9.50 million tons, is down 11 percent from comparable states last year and 26 percent below the same states in 1999, according to USDA's National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Snap bean production, at 670,790 tons, is down 13 percent from last year's comparable states. Sweet corn production, at 3.04 million tons, is down 4 percent from last year, and green pea production, at 374,370 tons, is down 29 percent for comparable states from 2000.

Production of the 2001 asparagus crop is forecast at 2.08 million cwt., down 8 percent from 2000 and 4 percent below 1999. Acres harvested, at 72,150, are down 7 percent from 2000 and 5 percent below 1999. Fresh production of 1.38 million cwt., is down 8 percent from 2000 and 5 percent below 1999. Processed production, at 35,290 tons, is down 8 percent from last year and 2 percent below 1999.

Storage onion production (including California) is forecast at 47.0 million cwt., down 8 percent from last year and 16 percent below 1999. Total onion production is estimated at 68.0 million cwt.

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