RAIN STILL DAMPENING OUTLOOK FOR PRODUCE

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Supermarket chains can count on an unstable market for California produce at least through May, according to the latest accounts of damage from the spring rains in major growing areas.Sources from the California Farm Bureau here, as well as other industry observers, said revised estimates of the damage offer some better news regarding major salad crops such as lettuce, broccoli

SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- Supermarket chains can count on an unstable market for California produce at least through May, according to the latest accounts of damage from the spring rains in major growing areas.

Sources from the California Farm Bureau here, as well as other industry observers, said revised estimates of the damage offer some better news regarding major salad crops such as lettuce, broccoli and cauliflower. However, the damage for strawberries and almonds is now estimated to

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