Beans — F.o.b.s as of April 7

CENTRAL AND SOUTH FLORIDA DISTRICTS — Shipments (92-75-68) — Movement expected to increase. Trading active. Prices higher. Includes palletizing and cooling. Bushel cartons/crates round green handpicked mostly $17.35-18.35, machine-picked mostly $14.15-14.85. Quality generally good.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (13-9*-11) — Imports via boat from Guatemala. Movement expected to remain about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Trading fairly slow. Prices unchanged. 5-pound cartons haricots verts (French-type) mostly $6. Quality variable. *revised.

COACHELLA VALLEY, CALIF. — Shipments (0-0-4) — Movement expected to increase seasonally. Trading active. Prices 30-pound cartons round green-type handpicked mostly $26.95; organic $44.95. Quality generally good.

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