U.S. strawberry and onion volumes are expected to increase in 2014, but asparagus production should fall.
Strawberry production is forecast to rise 3% and onion production 8%, according to a recent report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service.
Asparagus production is predicted to fall 4%.
About 31 million cwt. of strawberries are expected this year. Harvested acreage, at 54,100 acres, is up 5%.
Onion production in 2014 is expected to total 75 million cwt, though harvested acreage, at 142,650 acres, is down slightly from last year.
About 731,000 cwt. of asparagus are expected to ship in 2014. Harvested acreage, at 23,400 acres, also is down 4% from last year.
Fresh market production of asparagus, at 568,000 cwt., is projected to be 8% lower than last year.