Packer Stories

Empire State production to begin late on some items


Though cabbage, sweet corn and cucumbers are starting late, growers expect to begin harvesting other summer New York vegetables on time.

Corn, cucumbers late, beans slightly lower early


Buyers should expect later starts for The Empire State’s sweet corn and cucumber deals, while green beans should begin harvesting on time but with lower volume.

Pioneer-Piedimonte partnership expands New York corn production


A partnership will help a leading Florida sweet corn grower-shipper expand to year-round production.

South Georgia vegetable volume building


LAKE PARK, Ga. — South Georgia is beginning June production with bigger volume.

Georgia vegetable production running late


LAKE PARK, Ga. — Buyers can expect lower than normal supplies and later-starting volume as Georgia grower-shippers start shipments.

More Packer Stories for Beans



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


CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (7-7-6) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 5-pound cartons haricots verts (French-type) mostly $5-5.50. Quality variable.

EASTERN SHORE, VA. — Shipments (9-6-6) — Movement expected to decrease as most growers are finished harvesting for the summer. Remaining supplies insufficient to establish market. Harvesting will resume in the fall. LAST REPORT.

WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK — Shipments (0-2-5) — Movement expected to increase as harvesting increases. Trading moderate for fairly light supplies. Prices bushel cartons/crates round green-type machine-picked $18-20. Some growers are experiencing harvesting gaps. Quality variable.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (0-2*-1) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Bushel crates round green-type $15-16. *revised.


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