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USDA says vegetable area will be up despite low prices

Issue Date: November 2, 2011

Despite "low-to-average" grower prices for many vegetables, the U.S. Department of Agriculture says, farmers planned to increase their acreage for the autumn months. In an outlook report released last week, USDA said it expected fall-season plantings of 11 selected fresh-market vegetables to rise 5 percent, compared to the same period a year ago.

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