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California flower farmers fight to hold onto their markets

Issue Date: May 11, 2011
By Kate Campbell

Spring and summer are prime times for selling California-grown cut flowers, yet the state's flower farmers say they face significant obstacles in the marketplace due to the impact of long term federal trade policy. These days, flowers for graduations, weddings and a variety of other summer celebrations most likely are imported from South America, most notably Colombia and Ecuador, rather than coming from California growers.

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