Squash purchases slipped three percentage points from Fresh Trends 2012.
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Market Scope - Squash — F.o.b.s as of July 14
MICHIGAN — Shipments (8-13-20) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices zucchini lower, yellow straightneck generally unchanged. Half-bushel cartons zucchini mostly $6.85-8.85, medium mostly $4.85-5.85, yellow straightneck small mostly $8.85-10.85, medium mostly $6.85-8.85. Quality zucchini mostly good, yellow straightneck variable.
SOUTH GEORGIA — Shipments (23-12-7) — Movement expected to decrease. Supplies insufficient to establish a market. Very light shipments expected through July 19. No f.o.b. issued as of July 14. LAST REPORT.
LEXINGTON DISTRICT, S.C. — Shipments (4-5-4) — Movement expected to increase. Trading moderate. Prices July 15, compared to July 8, zucchini small lower; others unchanged. Half-bushel carton zucchini green small $5-8, medium $4-7. ¾-bushel cartons yellow crookneck small $9-11, medium $7-9. Quality good.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (3-2-3) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices unchanged. Half- and 5/9-bushel cartons zucchini small $8-10, medium $5-6; yellow straightneck small $8-10, medium $6-8; ¾-bushel cartons yellow crookneck small $10-12, medium $6-8.
EASTERN SHORE AND EASTERN VIRGINIA — Shipments light — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices generally unchanged. Half- and 5/9-bushel cartons/crates zucchini small mostly $8-10, medium $6-9; yellow straightneck small $10-12, medium $8-10.
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