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Market Scope - Herbs — F.o.b.s as of Feb. 24
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings (MX 14-12-14, shipments AZ 13-17-20, CA 2-2-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly $9-9.85, 30s mostly $7-7.50. Quality generally good.
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (5-5-4) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cartons cilantro bunched 60s mostly $8.85-12.50. Quality generally good.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Shipments (0-0-2) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly $7.25-7.75, 30s mostly $5.25-5.75. Quality generally good.