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DIET TIPS

Higher consumption of a whole range of fruits and vegetables does help prevent weight gain over time. But satisfying our vegetable requirements with starchy vegetables, alas, will not keep the pounds from adding up, a new study finds.

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HARVEST HELP

The decline in workers is reducing fruit and vegetable production by 9.5%, or $3.1 billion, a year, according to a recently published analysis of government data, the Wall Street Journal reports.

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PRODUCE SALES

In 2012, 34% of all U.S. produce farms—those producing vegetables, fruit, or nuts—sold food through local food marketing channels, whereas only 3% of field/other crop farms and 8% of livestock/livestock product farms did so.

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DROUGHT IMPACT

California’s drought has driven the prices of some fruits and vegetables up substantially, but others are actually cheaper than they were a year ago. In fact, the U.S. Agriculture Department’s forecast for produce prices predicts modest increases of 2% to 3%.

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