On corn and beans, Gary Stafford, a salesman and green beans manager for Hugh H. Branch Inc., Pahokee, Fla., said the spring deal went well.
“Volume, quality and prices were all good,” he said. “You had good demand, which went real smoothly. “
Part of the reason for the strong spring, Stafford said, was because Georgia, like Florida, began production a little earlier than normal. That extended the deal a couple of additional weeks, he said.
In late August, Branch’s Georgia growers were planting crops.
Except for cabbage, the region’s production normally finishes by the first freeze in mid- to late November as Florida ramps up production in October and November.