Packer Stories

Georgia growers group elects officers


SAVANNAH, Ga. — On Jan. 10, the Georgia Fruit and Vegetable Growers Association elected and re-elected officers at the group’s 2015 Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference.

Crystal Valley West names general manager


Peter Klimczak has joined Los Angeles-based Crystal Valley West Inc. as the company’s general manager.

Green bean volumes down 50% for Thanksgiving


Grower-shippers expect ample high-quality supplies of most Thanksgiving produce staples this year, with green beans the notable exception.

Smooth Georgia to Florida vegetable transition expected


IMMOKALEE, Fla. — Despite slogging through heavy early fall rains that disrupted plantings and kept growers from entering their fields, Florida grower-shippers expect fall harvesting to begin on-time as usual for most crops.

Florida corn, bean company sells land


Knight Management Inc., a south Florida grower-shipper of sweet corn and green beans, plans to sell its operations to a sugar processing company.

More Packer Stories for Beans



Market Scope - Beans — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 26


CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA — Shipments (64-69-68) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices machine-picked higher, handpicked generally unchanged. Includes palletizing and cooling. Bushel cartons/crates round green-type machine-picked mostly $8.35-10.35, handpicked $12.35-14.35. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (29-23-33) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early very active, late moderate. Prices lower. 30-pound cartons round green-type handpicked mostly $14.95. Quality variable.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (13-10-9) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading moderate. Prices lower. 5-pound cartons haricots verts (French-type) mostly $10. Quality variable.


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