It is Cinco De Mayo; Can you spare an avocado? - The Packer

It is Cinco De Mayo; Can you spare an avocado?

05/05/2014 03:45:00 PM
Tom Karst

While there is a ton of data available now, the USDA said that info on specialty crops - national and state data on number of farms, land in farms, irrigated acreage, value of sales, and operator characteristics for specialty crops as defined in the 2008 Farm Bill - won’t be available until December 2014.

However, check out this comparison table for acreage of California fruits, 2007 and 2007. 

 Find the California vegetable acreage report here.

I listened to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack news conference about immigration reform, held with labor leaders this afternoon. Yes, it is the same passioned pleas for reform,  except that labor leaders are putting pressure on California GOP Whip Rep. Kevin McCarthy to spur the GOP for a vote. Stay  tuned for Packer coverage.

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