USA: USDA report sees lower fruit prices
Grower prices in the US for many fruit crops averaged lower than a year ago this summer due to increased production. Crops included are grapes, strawberries, oranges, grapefruit, and lemons. According to a new report by the USDA's Economic Research Service, the grower price index for fruit and nuts in July and August 2000 averaged 8% below the July-August 1999 index.
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