Vegetables and Pulses Outlook No. (VGS-285) 27 pp

August 2001

Vegetables and Melons Outlook: August 2001

This summer (largely July-September 2001), fresh-market vegetable and melon area for harvest is forecast to rise 2 percent from a year ago. Increased acreage is a reflection of stronger grower prices since last summer. California, accounting for 50 percent of this year's summer-season area, increased acreage 3 percent. New York, the second leading summer-season producer, with 11 percent of acreage, expects to harvest 5 percent more area than a year ago despite an unusually cool, wet spring which hindered planting.

Keywords: Vegetables, melons, potatoes, dry beans, mushrooms, supply, demand, prices, trade, consumption, per capita use, economics

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