Other Ag News: Happy National Asparagus Day! Get to Know Spring’s Delicious Vegetable

Tuesday, May 24, 2022 - 10:40am

USDA wishes you a happy National Asparagus Day! Americans consume over 500 million pounds of asparagus each year, and 80-90% of that is imported, mainly from Mexico and Peru. While domestic production continues to decline year-by-year, per capita consumption is growing and U.S. growers still produce 60-70 million pounds per year, mostly in Michigan, California, and Washington.

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