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Market Scope - Cabbage — F.o.b.s as of Sept. 15
WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK — Shipments (68-73-69) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading medium moderate, large fairly slow. Prices unchanged. 50-pound cartons round green-type medium $7-8, 50-pound sacks large $3-3.50, bulk large per pound 5-7 cents. Supply of large is heavy. Quality variable.
NORTHEAST COLORADO — Shipments (31-24-27) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading green large moderate, others active. Prices green large slightly lower, medium higher; red generally unchanged. 50-pound cartons medium round green-type mostly $7-7.50, red-type $8-9. 50-pound sacks large round green-type mostly $3.50-4. Quality generally good.
SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN — Shipments (22-21-20) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Unofficial prices 50-pound cartons round green-type medium mostly $6-8. Prices are from industry sources. No f.o.b. issued as of Sept. 15. Quality good.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (22-20-19) —
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 14 units shipped the week of Sept. 8. Trading early active, late fairly active. Prices red higher, green generally unchanged. 50- and 45-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type mostly $10.75-10.95, red-type $12.75-13.95. Quality generally good.
CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 5 units shipped the week of Sept. 8. Trading moderate. Prices higher. 50-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type mostly $10-11.45, red-type mostly $13.25-14.50. Quality generally good.
MICHIGAN — Shipments (17-14-15) — Movement expected about the same. Trading opened slow, closed moderate. Prices slightly higher. 50-pound cartons round green-type medium mostly $7-8. Quality good.
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA — Shipments light — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices generally unchanged. 50-pound cartons round green-type medium mostly $6-7; 50-pound sacks large mostly $3.50-4.
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