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Market Scope - Squash — F.o.b.s as of July 21
MICHIGAN — Shipments (13-20-18) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading moderate. Prices slightly higher. Half-bushel cartons zucchini $7-8.85, medium $5-6.85, yellow straightneck small mostly $10-10.85, medium mostly $7-8.85. Quality zucchini mostly good, yellow straightneck variable.
WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA — Shipments (2-3-2) — Movement expected to remain about the same. Trading moderate. Prices higher. Half- and 5/9-bushel cartons zucchini small $8-10, medium $6-9; yellow straightneck small $10, medium $8; ¾-bushel cartons yellow crookneck small $14-15, medium $10.
LEXINGTON DISTRICT, S.C. — Shipments (5-4-2) — Movement expected to decrease. Trading moderate. Prices July 22, compared to July 15, higher. Half-bushel carton zucchini green small $10, medium $8. ¾-bushel cartons yellow crookneck small $12, medium $10. Quality good.
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 $8-10, medium mostly $6-8; yellow straightneck small $10-12, medium mostly $10.
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