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Moderate Decline In Pear Production

WASHINGTON - Aug 12/22 - SNS -- United States pear total production for 2022 is forecast at 690,000 tons, down 2% from last year, according to the latest USDA production estimate.

In Washington, the largest growing State, the crop experienced snow in mid-April and cold, wet weather in May however, growers expect those conditions had minimal impact on this season crop's yield.

In Oregon, the pear crop fared well in spite of an April cold snap and rainy weather throughout the spring.

In California, the pear crop has had late harvest in recent years, however, the 2022 crop is back to its normal timing. Growing conditions have been optimal this year, with expectations of having a high-quality crop.

Pear Production - States and United States: 2021 and Forecasted August 1, 2022
                    :                     Total production
        State       :-----------------------------------------------------------
                    :            2021             :            2022
                    :                           tons
California .........:           146,500                       150,000
Oregon .............:           259,000                       240,000
Washington .........:           296,000                       300,000
United States ......:           701,500                       690,000

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