CALIFORNIA CROPS HIT

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California-grown strawberries, broccoli and celery could be in short supply this year, as a result of heavy, unexpected rainfall in prime growing areas in the southern part of the state. To make up for shortfalls, produce wholesalers are likely to rely more heavily on imports, an official with the California Farm Bureau said.A series of storms, starting in late December and continuing

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- California-grown strawberries, broccoli and celery could be in short supply this year, as a result of heavy, unexpected rainfall in prime growing areas in the southern part of the state. To make up for shortfalls, produce wholesalers are likely to rely more heavily on imports, an official with the California Farm Bureau said.

A series of storms, starting in late December and continuing into the first week of January, have dumped several inches of rain on the area

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