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.
SAVANNAH, Ga. — The Southeast Regional Fruit and Vegetable Conference, featuring seminars on the Affordable Care Act and food safety, attracted a record number of attendees.
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.
Following weather-related gaps, buyers should expect lighter supplies to bring higher prices for Florida sweet corn and green beans.
Mack Farms Inc. is increasing its Florida potato and watermelon acreage and expanding into other items by purchasing a large south Florida operation.
GloriAnn Farms and Majesty branded sweet corn — including pink ribbon packs supporting their “Corn for the Cause” promotion this month to benefit the National Breast Cancer Foundation — will be displayed by the grower-shipper at the Produce Marketing Association’s Fresh Summit.More Packer Stories for Corn
Market Scope - Corn — F.o.b.s as of Jan. 20
ALL FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (56-87-98) — Movement expected to slightly decrease. Trading moderate. Prices yellow generally unchanged, others slightly lower. Includes palletizing and cooling. Wire-bound crates 4-4½ dozen yellow mostly $16.95, white $16.95-18.95, bicolor $14.95. Quality generally good.
MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (37-52-56) — Movement expected about the same. Trading slow. Prices white lower, yellow slightly lower. Cartons 4-4½ dozen yellow mostly $10.95-11.95, white mostly $8.95-10.95. Quality and condition variable.
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