U.S. Department of Agriculture

New York News
11:59 pm
Tue January 29, 2013

Feds: Mixed report for 2012 NY berry harvests

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ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Federal agriculture officials say New York's strawberry crop took a hit last year, but blueberry production was up.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture says strawberry production dropped to 3.2 million pounds, down 11 percent from 2011. Many farms reported shortened seasons because of a snap of cold weather that generally hit early crops around the state.

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