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Yields vary as Calif. stone fruit harvests near end
Freshly picked peaches from Northern California are ready to be enjoyed. The harvests of stone fruit
Yields vary as Calif. stone fruit harvests near end
As the harvests of stone fruit in California are wrapping up, growers say the quality of the fruit is excellent but some varieties' yields are down. The picking of other summer fruit is ongoing.

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Ross withdraws controversial Calif. milk marketing bill
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