Packer Stories

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.

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.

More Packer Stories for Beans



Market Scope - Beans — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 8


WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK — Shipments (12-13-11) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Bushel cartons/crates round green-type machine-picked $14-16. Quality mostly good.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (5-6-6) — 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 $6.50-7. Quality variable.

WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (1-1-1) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading slow. Prices lower. Bushel crates round green-type $10.35-12.85.


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