Celery Alert Update

Update – January 19, 2021 The celery market continues to be elevated and will remain so through the end of January. . Processed celery (celery sticks) look to be the most affected celery item. Processed …

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Strawberry Alert

Poor weather is reducing crop yields and impacting quality.   Overall production has decreased throughout the winter season growing regions and current crop forecasts cannot keep up with demand for this time of year.   The …

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Hurricane Eta threatening Southeastern Vegetables & Tomatoes

Affected Crops: Beans     Corn     Cucumbers     Eggplant Peppers     Squash     Tomatoes     Zucchini Eta is the first tropical cyclone to make landfall in the United States within the month of November in …

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Hurricane weather and rains, extreme heat, insects, and other factors are causing extreme crop conditions creating shortages and quality issues.

California Romaine, Iceberg, Green Leaf, Broccoli, Oranges, Strawberries Due to recent heat, impatiens virus, and insect pressure, all Shippers continue to battle lower yields in many of their fields. This trend will continue throughout the …

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Abnormal weather across the nation is hurting crop yields.

We are in the midst of extreme markets. California is literally on fire and suffering from record heat, Texas and Mexico are getting tropical storms and tons of rain, and the southeast is still recovering …

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Industry-Wide Shortage of English/Hydroponic Cucumbers

There is currently an industry-wide shortage of English/Hydroponic cucumbers. All sizes and grades are affected with very limited supplies. The majority of larger Canadian growers are in a seasonal gap and the typical onset of …

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Leaf Item & Berry Update

Iceberg and Romaine The heat continues to take a toll on leafy items out west, especially on iceberg and romaine. Case weights are lower than usual due to harvesters peeling back outer leaves to remove …

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Rain and Cool Temps Put a Damper on Green Peppers

A combination of rain and cooler than normal temperatures in the Ohio valley and northern Michigan growing regions has drastically reduced normal production yields. North Carolina crops are done as well and product availability will …

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Leaf Items & Berries Feel the Burn

Leafy Green Items The heat is taking a toll on leaf items out west – especially in regards to specialty/tender leaf items. Romaine, Romaine hearts, Iceberg, and leaf lettuces will also be affected.  Supplies are …

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Broccoli impacted by extreme heat.

Broccoli suppliers are experiencing heat-related issues in Salinas and South County over the past few weeks. Attempts to keep the damaged product out of boxes continue, but this eff ort lowers yields per acre, creating …

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