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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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Staff writer Coral Beach joined The Packer in February 2011. She covers general assignment stories for daily publication on the Web and in The Packer’s weekly print edition.
Before coming to The Packer, Beach had 30 years of experience in print journalism. She worked as a full-time reporter and editor for several daily newspapers in the Midwest, including the St. Joseph News-Press & Gazette, The Independence (Mo.) Examiner, the Olathe (Kan.) Daily News, Sun Publications and The Johnson County (Kan.) Business Times.
Beach also worked as a freelance reporter and editor from 1996 to 2001, covering a wide variety of topics for a number of newspapers, magazines and business-to-business publications.
During her freelance days Beach covered real estate for The Kansas City Star, wrote trade show news and personality profiles for Atwood Convention Publishing, prepared promotional materials for Exceptional Artists and the Missin’ Records label, and contributed profiles for the book “My First Hundred Years: Conversations with Our Oldest Citizens” published by Halo Press.
Beach has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Kansas School of Journalism, class of 1982.