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Photos: California processing tomato industry strong in 2013

Harry Cline 1

March 8, 2013

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California processing tomato growers are seeing increasingly higher yields with the installation of drip irrigation and improved varieties. At the 66th annual meeting of the California Tomato Growers Association, Mike Montna, president and CEO, called the California processing tomato industry the “envy of the world” with a 12-month movement of more than 13 million tons. Bolstering this was a 14.5 percent increase in exports last season.

(See related story: Tomato growers shooting for lucky 7 in 2013)

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