California tomato processors plan to commit to contracts totaling 13.5 million tons in 2014, according to the National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). If realized, NASS says the 2014 crop would be the largest on record.The amount would be a 12-percent increase from NASS’ 2013 figures. Contracted production would include 290,000 acres with an average yield of 46.55 tons per acre. The early processing tomato estimate is funded by the California League of Food ...

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