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Empire State production to begin late on some items


Though cabbage, sweet corn and cucumbers are starting late, growers expect to begin harvesting other summer New York vegetables on time.

Corn, cucumbers late, beans slightly lower early


Buyers should expect later starts for The Empire State’s sweet corn and cucumber deals, while green beans should begin harvesting on time but with lower volume.

Per capita vegetable use down, imports up


U.S. per capita use of fresh vegetables dipped 5% in 2013 and imports claimed a record share of the total supply, according to new U.S. Department of Agriculture estimates.

Lipman adds The Produce Exchange


Lipman is expanding its national footprint by acquiring The Produce Exchange, a West Coast distributor.

Rain slows Ohio vegetable deal


A stretch of heavy rain and cool temperatures in mid-May pushed back the start of Ohio vegetable production by several days for some growers, leaving them hoping to catch up in June with a return to warm weather.

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