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Per Capita Availability Declines
In 2022, total U.S. per capita vegetable availability (a consumption proxy) declined 2 percent to 377 pounds. Except for pulse crops, all major categories exhibited decreases. Availability of pulse crops rose 1 percent as pinto and navy bean output increased. Potato availability declined for both table stock and processing products by 2 percent. Fresh-market availability slipped less than 2 percent while processing vegetable availability declined 3 percent in 2022.