The Arizona/California desert growing region is experiencing a third consecutive day of heavy lettuce ice affecting iceberg and leafy green crops. Continued harvest crew delays of up to three hours with start times at roughly 10:00 AM PST. Expect potential loading delays and later-than-normal transfers to the consolidation dock.
Epidermal peeling (possibly discolored peel) is expected to arise in finished packs by the end of December. Markon inspectors will continue to update on the long-term effects of lettuce ice on the iceberg and leafy green crops over the next few weeks.
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