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In The News (April 2018)

2017 CALIFORNIA PRUNE HARVEST RETURNS TO TYPICAL LEVELS FOLLOWING WEATHER-CHALLENGED YIELD OF 2016

April 05, 2018 09:55

The 2017 California prune harvest is projected to reach 105,000 tons (95,254 metric tonnes), according to forecasts by the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS).The projected harvest will yield a 99-percent increase over the unusually light 2016 harvest of 52,851 tons (47,946 metric tonnes). USDA and NASS estimates are based on surveys among California prune growers.

PRUNE POWER TO HELP UK HIT INCREASED FIBRE INTAKE REQUIREMENTS

April 05, 2018 09:50

UK consumers are failing to meet the recommended level of fibre intake – which is so important for gut health - in their diet. But a new UK research study funded by the California Prune Board that is published this month, [1] suggests that prunes could be a convenient  solution to helping the nation address this issue.

MEET YOUR MAKERS: MICHAEL VASEY

April 05, 2018 09:27 | The Clever Root

Introducing the people across the country behind the food we love to eat.

Michael Vasey and his wife, Hillary, became third-generation prune growers when they took over her family’s farm in Red Bluff, California, eight years ago—inheriting a legacy 85 years in the making.