More than half of all shoppers purchased sweet corn in the past year, although the likelihood of purchase fell four percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012. Affluence and age were clear factors in corn purchases. The likelihood of purchase increased according to income for the fifth straight year, and the older a consumer the more likely they were to buy corn.
BELLE GLADE, Fla. — Buyers shouldn’t expect to see Florida bringing high early season volumes of sweet corn.
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.
J&R Baker Farms has resumed its marketing relationship with Van Solkema Produce.
GloriAnn Farms plans to donate to the National Breast Cancer Foundation for every case of corn sold to participating retailers in October.More Packer Stories for Corn
Market Scope - Corn — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 25
CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (9-25-86) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading fairly slow. Prices white generally unchanged, others slightly lower. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wirebound crates 4-4½ dozen yellow $17.15-17.95, white $17.40, bicolor $16.95-17.95. Quality generally good.
IMPERIAL VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (6-9-9) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Unofficial prices were expected to be reported on Dec. 2. Quality generally good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (3-6-6) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Supplies insufficient to establish a market. Quality variable. The first f.o.b. report is expected to be issued the week of Dec. 9.