Chinese imports challenge Calif. peaches for market share

Fresno BeeJanuary 31, 2011 

California growers have been undisputed kings of the cling-peach industry for decades.

From Yuba City to Kingsburg, second- and third-generation farmers have steadily supplied the nation's makers of canned peaches, fruit cocktail and other processed peach products.

But now that dominance is being challenged by China, a country with a history of squeezing U.S. farmers out of their own markets. And California's $158 million cling-peach industry worries it may be next.

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