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Vegetables and Pulses Outlook: April 2022
In 2021, total U.S. per capita vegetable availability (a consumption proxy) declined 3 percent to 384 pounds. All major categories realized reductions in per capita availability. Availability of pulse crops dropped 24 percent as pinto and navy bean output slipped. Potato availability declined for both table stock and processing products by 3 percent. Fresh-market availability slipped by less than 1 percent while processing vegetable availability declined by 3 percent in 2021.