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MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (705-766-766, seedless 683-751-759, seeded 22-15-7) — Movement expected about the same. Trading seeded slow, others moderate. Prices seedless 35-60 counts lower, others generally unchanged. Red-flesh seedless-type per pound 24-inch bins approximately 35-60 counts mostly 20 cents, 75-80s 14-16 cents; red-flesh seeded-type approximately 35-55 counts 12-14 cents. Flat cartons red-flesh seedless miniature 6-9s $7-9. Quality variable. Many present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments.
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (29-96-255, seedless 26-83-223, seeded 3-13-32) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading very active at slightly lower prices. Prices 24-inch bins per-pound red-flesh seedless-type approximately 35-60 counts 28 cents, seeded-type approximately 28-35 counts mostly 21-22 cents. Quality generally good. Most present shipments from prior bookings and/or previous commitments at lower prices.
FLORIDA — Shipments (124-159-233, red-flesh seeded 16-29-53, red-flesh seedless 51-130-180) — Movement expected to increase as more growers start the season in central Florida. Harvesting slowed. Trading very active. Prices generally unchanged. 24-inch bins per-pound red-flesh seeded-type 35s 24-25 cents; red-flesh seedless-type 45 count 29-30 cents, 60 count 29-30 cents. Quality generally good.
IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIF., AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (AZ seedless 0-23-16, CA 0-26-78, seedless 0-24-73, seeded 0-2-5) — Movement from western Arizona, Imperial and Coachella valleys expected to increase seasonally. Trading fairly active at slightly lower prices. Prices slightly lower. Red-flesh seedless-type per pound 24-inch bins approximately 35 and 45 counts mostly 22 cents. Organic red-flesh seedless 24-inch bins per pound approximately 35 and 45 counts 35 cents; miniature carton 6s and 8s $20.50. Quality generally good. Harvest central Arizona expected to begin the week of May 27.
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05/16/2013 9:57:00 AM
SAN DIEGO — Two new trucking rules — one from California and the other federal — could have wide-ranging effects on the fresh produce industry from the shipper all the way to the retailer. ...
05/19/2013 6:22:00 PM
SAN DIEGO — Editor Greg Johnson, Managing Editor Fred Wilkinson, National Editor Tom Karst, Retail Editor Pamela Riemenschneider, and Staff Writers Mike Hornick and Vicky Boyd collected these news items on the exposition floor at United Fresh 2013.
APIO: Apio Inc.’s ginger bok choy kit joins its kale salad mix line, rolling out in the Western U.S. with planned nationwide distribution, says Mike Curran, vice president of national accounts and foodservice. Twelve-ounce bags will retail for around $3.99, and 28-ounce bags will be available for foodservice, he says. ...
08/22/2012 4:51:00 PM
Led by a big bump in grape exports and double-digit growth for apples, U.S. fresh fruit exports to Mexico are up 31% from October 2011 to June 2012 compared with the previous year. ...
08/16/2010 4:36:35 PM
ORANGE COVE, Calif. — The late Franklin Otis Booth Jr. — Otis to his family, friends and acquaintances — knew plenty about radar. After all, he was in his 80s before he surrendered the controls of his Lear jet to a younger pilot. ...
04/30/2013 4:19:00 PM
Two avocado sheds in Mexico have burned down, but as of May 1, avocado shipments to the U.S. had not been affected. ...
05/01/2013 9:56:00 PM
BALTIMORE – Long-term vision and a commitment to innovation are two factors that helped Taylor Farms earn the 12th annual Food Quality Award presented at the Food Safety Summit on May 1. ...
04/09/2013 2:48:00 PM
Irradiated fruit can pave the way for tree-ripened mangoes in the U.S. market, said Roger Gay, chief executive officer of Cocanmex, Cuautitlan Izcalli, Mexico.
10/12/2012 1:58:00 PM
Europe, Asia and other export markets offer attractive export opportunities for many Chilean blueberry shippers, but U.S. importers, retailers and consumers needn’t worry about not having fruit this winter, importers and industry officials said.
05/14/2013 5:38:00 PM
It took a Senate committee about three hours to discuss and amend a $955 billion farm bill before approving it with a 15-5 vote on May 14. ...
08/24/2012 4:48:00 PM
In the second half of August, Faison, N.C.-based Burch Farms Inc. received two sweet potato harvesters from England, co-owner Jimmy Burch Sr. said.