BELLE GLADE, Fla. — Despite planting gaps, buyers should expect adequate volume of green beans during Florida’s fall and winter seasons, although prices are up almost 100% from last year.
IMMOKALEE, Fla. — The Sunshine State’s grower-shippers are eyeing a typical fall season for most items.
BALM, Fla. — Communicating the importance of Florida agriculture and effectively marketing products to younger generations are some of the issues growers need to undertake.
Consumers may find themselves paying more for some Thanksgiving staples this year, thanks to brisk demand and Mother Nature.
NEW ORLEANS — Reflecting its national push, J&J Produce Inc. has changed its name to J&J Family of Farms Inc. and transformed its branding.More Packer Stories for Beans
Market Scope - Beans — F.o.b.s as of Dec. 9
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (60-54-53) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices handpicked generally unchanged, machine-picked much lower. Includes palletizing and cooling.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (17-23-33) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices lower. 30-pound cartons round green-type handpicked $12.95-14.95. Quality variable.
CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (22-9-11) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Price lower. 5-pound cartons haricots verts (French-type) mostly $5-6. Quality variable.