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Valley Public Radio Staff
Wed August 14, 2013
Large Raisin Crop Expected for 2013
A new crop forecast from the USDA and the California Department of Food and Agriculture indicates this year's raisin crop could be as much as 25 percent larger than last year's.
It's expected to be the largest raisin crop since 2008, at 2.4 million tons. Last year's crop was just over 1.9 million tons. Over 200,000 acres of raisin grapes are in production this year.
Officials say that warm weather has been good for crop development, which is a few days ahead of normal.