After unfavorable weather conditions last fall, sweet potato yields dropped from 224 cwt. per acre in 2017 to 190 cwt. per acre in 2018. This season producers are looking forward to the new crop to bring better yields.
Fall is an ideal time to market avocados, and Irving, Texas-based Avocados From Mexico has come up with a number of promotional opportunities to help its retail customers move more Mexican avocados during that time.
A heatwave in early July put a crimp in California’s avocado volume, but as temperatures dropped from the 110-degree-plus range and the groves started cooling down, growers seemed pleased with the product they had.