ASPARAGUS

The likelihood of an asparagus purchase slipped one percentage point from last year, but the stalks were the No. 3 “new” item that consumers listed as one they were buying now that they did not buy previously.

 

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Packer Stories

Chile develops technology for asparagus shipments

07/24/2014

In an effort to jump-start exports to the U.S. and other markets, Chilean agriculture officials have developed a new technology for shipping asparagus by boat.

Peruvian asparagus slow out of the gate

07/17/2014

Early-season Peruvian asparagus shipments to the U.S. have been slowed by less-than-ideal growing weather.

Demand could be down but movement should be good

07/17/2014

Demand for Peruvian asparagus may not be quite as strong as a year ago, but importers and officials still look forward to brisk movement.

CarbAmericas grows program

07/17/2014

Pompano Beach, Fla.-based CarbAmericas Inc. is boosting its asparagus production to better provide customers with coverage from Peru and other growing regions 365 days a year, said Jeff Friedman, the company’s president.

Peruvian asparagus importers category plan available

07/08/2014

The Peruvian Asparagus Importers Association touts its position in the world’s fresh asparagus market and its ability to provide relatively uniform volumes through the year in its 2014-15 category management plan.

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Market Scope - Asparagus — F.o.b.s as of July 21

2014-07-20

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (25-28-29) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading early active, late moderate. Prices small lower, others generally unchanged. 11-pound cartons/crates bunched green jumbo mostly $33.75, large mostly $29.75-30.75, standard mostly $29.75-30.75, small $17.75-18.75. Extra services included.

PERU — Imports (3-3-4) — Imports via air and boat. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. 11-pound cartons bunched green open market supply in too few hands to quote. Quality generally good.

 


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