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Hass shipments reach one billion pounds


Last updated 11/24/2006 at Noon

Shipments of Hass avocados in the United States have reached more than one billion pounds for the first time ever.

The Hass Avocado Board announced the surpassing of the billion-pound threshold during the final day of the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit International Convention and Expedition in San Diego October 19-23. The period covers the November 1, 2005, through October 31, 2006, season and the total includes imports which allow for year-round demand as well as approximately 600 million pounds of California-grown Hass avocados.

“It’s a huge milestone,” Jose Luis...

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