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Market Scope - Lettuce, romaine — F.o.b.s as of Oct. 14
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (343-348-365) —
SALINAS-WATSONVILLE, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease slightly below the 326 units shipped the week of Oct. 6. Trading 24s active, hearts moderate. Prices 24s higher, hearts slightly higher. Cartons 24s mostly $14.45-16.64; hearts in 12 3-count packages mostly $15.56-17.50, film-lined 48s mostly $16.56-18.50. Quality variable.
SANTA MARIA, CALIF. — Movement expected to decrease slightly below the 29 units shipped the week of Oct. 6. Trading early fairly active, late moderate. Supplies light. Prices higher. Cartons 24s $15-16.85. Quality variable.
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 10 units shipped the week of Oct. 6. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Cartons 24s $13.75-14.95. Quality variable.
CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Harvest expected to begin the week of Oct. 20 and remain very light. No f.o.b. report is expected to be issued because of supplies in very few hands. Quality expected to be generally good. LAST REPORT.
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