IMPERIAL AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF., AND CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (CA 8-19-18, AZ 4-19-17) — Movement expected about the same. Trading active. Unofficial prices 2/3 cartons 5-6s crenshaw and casaba $9.95-14.95, galia and santa claus $9.95, golden dew $8-9.45, hami $10.95-14.95, juan canary and sharyln $14.95, lemon drop $9-9.50, orange-flesh $8.45-9.45, one-label $14.95. Quality generally good. Prices from trade sources. No f.o.b. report expected to be issued as supplies are mixed and in few hands.
Melons — F.o.b.s as of June 3
- Revisions to proposed produce rule ease water requirements
- Harvest Sensations expands ready-to-juice line
- Fresh Direct Produce hires new management member
- Court dismisses tomato growers’ case against FDA; appeal planned
- Management moves, additions at Church Brothers
- United Fresh begins work on Fresh Start Foundation