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California produces 99 percent of U.S. prunes, or dried plums, and accounts for roughly 60 percent of world production (CDPB and PBA). In 2012, prune-bearing acreage in the United States fell for the third year in a row, dropping to 55,000 acres. Some 395,000 tons of prune-variety plums were harvested and processed, down from 2011. The total value of production was more than $156.2 million, down 13 percent from the previous year. (NASS 2013)  May 2013 ... Prunes

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