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Market Scope - Parsley — F.o.b.s as of Nov. 17
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (7-7-7) —
CENTRAL COAST, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease below the 5 units shipped the week of Nov. 10. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Cartons bunched 60s curly mostly $16-16.75, plain mostly $13.45-14.50. Quality generally good.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 2 units shipped the week of Nov. 10. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Cartons bunched 60s curly and plain $15.75-16.95. Quality generally good.
IMPERIAL, COACHELLA AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND SAN LUIS, ARIZ. — Crossings (MX 1-1-1, shipments AZ 0-1-1) — Movement expected to increase from Mexico and Arizona as more shippers begin the season. California shippers expect to begin harvest the week of Nov. 17. Trading moderate. Prices cartons bunched 60s curly mostly $16.55-17, plain mostly $13.85-14.11. Quality generally good.
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