Vegetables and Pulses Outlook No. (VGS-295) 23 pp

February 2003

Vegetables and Melons Outlook: February 2003

Planted area for spring-season onions is expected to decline 12 percent to 34,400 acres. Plantings are down in three of the four reporting States with Texas (down 23 percent) expecting the largest decline. Although area planted is forecast lower, production could exceed the short 2002 crop of 9.7 million hundredweight (cwt), if yields in Texas and Georgia improve and harvested area in Georgia recovers from the disease-induced losses of a year ago.

Keywords: vegetables, melons, potatoes, tomatoes, lettuce, onions, broccoli, carrots, dry beans, dry peas, lentils, mushrooms, asparagus, prices, production, per capita use, shipments, exports, imports, trade

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