California came several years late to the nation's economic recovery party, but the state should be celebrating all through 1997.
Here is what key industries will be up to:
AGRICULTURE: Assuming a stable dollar, California farmers in particular should enjoy a continued rise in overseas demand for fresh fruits, vegetables and other crops. Cattle producers and feedlots are expected to recover--somewhat--from one of the worst slumps in memory, and beleaguered dairy farmers should benefit from a drop in feed costs. The U.S. Supreme Court will rule on whether farmers can be forced to fund generic advertising. Wild cards: Weather, water and infestations of potentially devastating white flies.