The likelihood of an apricot purchase slipped four percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012. The likelihood of purchase generally increased according to income.
Importers continue to weigh the possible effects a series of freezes in Chile in September could have on exports to North America.
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Research results so fresh that some have not yet been published in scientific journals held the attention of 300 attendees at the fourth annual Center for Produce Safety Symposium.
Scientists presented summaries of thousands of hours of research on diverse food safety topics including the potential use of ultraviolet treatments to kill pathogens on soft fruits and the best practices for compost production.
Stemilt Growers should begin harvesting apricots June 24.
Domex Superfresh Growers expects to begin shipping Washington-grown apricots the third week of June.
Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack wants all agencies under his jurisdiction to make it standard operation procedure to address the needs of the organic sector.More Packer Stories for Apricots
Market Scope - Apricots — F.o.b.s as of July 8
SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (8-6-4) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons two-layer tray pack honeycot 70-72s $20.55-22.55, 80-84s $16.55-18.55, 88s $18.55-20.55; patterson 70-72s $20.55-22.55, 80-84s $16.55-18.55. Extra services included. Most shippers have finished for the season.
YAKIMA VALLEY AND WENATCHEE DISTRICT, WASH. — Shipments (4-11-14) — Movement expected to increase as the harvest of rival and perfection pick up. Trading fairly active. First f.o.b. was expected the week of July 8.