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Strawberries sweeten ag outlook: Citrus pest, labor shortage continue to worry farmers

By   /   Friday, January 4th, 2013  /   Comments Off on Strawberries sweeten ag outlook: Citrus pest, labor shortage continue to worry farmers

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A field worker picks strawberries in Ventura County. Strawberries were the No. 1 crop by dollar value in each of three counties in the region in 2011, eclipsing even the value wine-grape crop. (Photo courtesy of the Ventura County Farm Bureau) Strawberries are the red-hot crop of the Tri-Counties’ multibillion-dollar agricultural industry, and the popular…

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