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Weak dollar increases global appetite for USA's vegetables

This article was originally published in Foodnews

THE USDA's first 2008 estimate for contract production for processing green peas showed a 2% decline from last year to 426 830 (short) tons. The estimated contract area for harvest was up 3% from a year earlier, with virtually all the crop expected to be produced under contract. Processors planned for an increase in the frozen pea pack, contracting 8% more acres for freezing this spring, while contracting 1% fewer acres for canning.



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