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In a year of highly unpredictable yields amidst severe drought and extreme storms, the California tomato crop has preserved its way to bumper-crop status. USDA has forecasted California processing tomatoes at 12.9 million tons for 2023, 23% above last year’s production. The total harvest acreage projection is up 13% from 2022.

Though faced with an unseasonable wet winter and spring, excellent prices and ample water encouraged a significant increase in contracted acres. Demand is excellent, as well. The Processing Tomato Advisory Board says demand is at pace as well, Tomato shipments are expected to exceed the past 5 years.

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