Monday, January 26, 2009

Noncitrus fruit - USDA NASS report

Go here for the NASS report on 2008 noncitrus fruit. From the summary:

In 2008, the Nation’s utilized production of the leading noncitrus fruit crops totaled 17.7 million tons, up 4 percent from the 2007 utilized production. Utilized production increased from 2007 for CA prunes, prunes and plums (ID, MI, OR, and WA), cultivated and wild blueberries, cranberries, apples, CA dates, grapes, nectarines, strawberries, and CA plums. The value of utilized production for noncitrus fruit crops totaled 11.6 billion dollars, up 2 percent from 2007. The value of utilized production for red raspberries increased 209 percent, CA prunes increased 63 percent, OR black raspberries increased 47 percent, cranberries increased 45 percent, tart cherries increased 21 percent, and prunes and plums (ID, MI, OR, and WA) increased 20 percent. However, the utilized value of production for CA plums decreased 46 percent, CA olives are down 41 percent, boysenberries and ME wild blueberries decreased 34 percent, CA dates decreased 30 percent, and OR loganberries are down 28 percent.

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