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WATERMELON — F.O.B.S AS OF APRIL 7

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH NOGALES, ARIZ. — Crossings (293-416-623, seedless 289-414-622, seeded 4-2-1) — Movement expected to increase. Trading slow. Prices lower. Red-flesh seedless-type 24-inch bins per pound approximately 35 and 45 counts 12-14 cents, approximately 60 count 10-12 cents, 75-80s 10 cents; red-flesh seedless miniature flat cartons 6s mostly $6-6.95, 8s $7-9. Quality variable.

MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH TEXAS — Crossings (158-190*-179**) — Movement expected to increase. Trading fairly slow. Supplies 6s and 60 count fairly light. Prices 60 count and 4-5s lower, others generally unchanged. Red-flesh seedless-type cartons per pound 4-5s mostly 24 cents, 6s 22 cents; 24-inch bins per pound approximately 36 and 45 counts mostly 22 cents, approximately 60 count 18-20 cents. Quality variable. *revised, **data incomplete.

CENTRAL AMERICA IMPORTS — Imports (60-65*-43, seedless 3-5*-7; seeded 0-0-0) — Imports via boat from Guatemala and Honduras. Movement expected to be about the same. Port of entry: South Florida. Supplies fairly light. Trading moderate. Prices red-flesh seedless miniature 6s unchanged and others lower. Cartons flat red-flesh seedless miniature 6s mostly $10.95, 8s mostly $10.95-11.95. Red-flesh seedless cartons 4-5s mostly $18- $18.50. *revised.

FLORIDA — Shipments (0-1-38, red-flesh seeded 0-0-12; red-flesh seedless 0-1-25) — Light harvest was expected to continue the week of April 7. Sufficient volume for the first f.o.b. was expected by the week of April 14.



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Red River Valley Potatoes

Northern Valley makes staff change

Coleen Vincent has been promoted to general manager of Northern Valley Growers, Hoople, N.D.

Vincent, who has been with the company six years, previously was office manager. She succeeds Cory Seim, who left to become a co-owner in Bob-O Express Co., a Grand Forks, N.D., trucking company.

Vincent said as a result of the change, plant manager David Matcha has been given more responsibilities related to employees and the packing line.


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