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Market Scope - Cabbage — F.o.b.s as of Aug. 18
WESTERN AND CENTRAL NEW YORK — Shipments (59-68-56) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices cartons slightly lower, others generally unchanged. 50-pound cartons round green-type medium $6-7, 50-pound sacks large $3-3.50, bulk large per pound 5-7 cents. Supply of large is heavy. Quality variable.
SOUTHEAST WISCONSIN — Shipments (27-27-24) — 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 Aug. 18. Quality good.
NORTHEAST COLORADO — Shipments (16-20-27) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early slow, late moderate. Prices green sacks generally unchanged, others slightly lower. 50-pound cartons medium round green-type $5-6.15, red-type $8-9. 50-pound sacks large round green-type mostly $4-4.50. Quality generally good.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (38-26-18) —
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease below the 12 units shipped the week of Aug. 11. Trading green active, red moderate. Prices green higher, red lower. 50- and 45-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type $8.75-8.95, red-type $8.25-9.95. Quality generally good.
CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 6 units shipped the week of Aug. 11. Trading early fairly slow, late fairly active. Prices higher. 50-pound cartons 18-24s round green-type mostly $7.25-9.45, red-type $12.25-13.45. Quality generally good.
MICHIGAN — Shipments (18-18-16) — Movement expected about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. 50-pound cartons round green-type medium mostly $7-7.85. Quality good.
SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA — Shipments light — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices generally unchanged. 50-pound cartons round green-type medium mostly $6-7; 50-pound sacks large mostly $3.50-4.