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California table grape shipments on pace to break record

California table grape growers are on a record-setting pace, says Kathleen Nave, president of the Fresno-based California Table Grape Commission.

More than 28 million boxes of California table grapes have been shipped through Aug. 23, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

The year-to-date total is 3 percent ahead of the pace for last year's record-high crop.

The season total volume last year surpassed the equivalent of 100 million 19-pound boxes for the first time in the industry's history.

Staff and wire reports. Submit items to robert.digitale@pressdemocrat.com

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