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date trees
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Commercial production of dates in California, the largest producer, in 2012 totaled 31,100 tons, down 2,200 tons from 2011. With a reduced supply, prices rose to $1,340 per ton. However, the end result was a drop in crop value to about $41.7 million, a 5 percent decline. Arizona also raises dates commercially.  (NASS 2013)

According to the 2007 Census of Agriculture (2009), the number of date farms in the United States has declined 20 percent since 2002 and now totals 168. However, bearing acreage increased to 8,400 acres in 2011, an increase of 700 acres since 2010.  June 2013 ... Dates



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