Cabbage prices are elevated, especially on the West Coast. Low yields and fewer acres planted are tightening supplies in all growing regions including California, Colorado, Mexico, Michigan, and New York.
- California yields are down due to extreme heat and insect pressure
- High temperatures and insects in fields, which are magnified during periods of hot weather, are resulting in wilting, yellowing, and slow growth
- As temperatures cool and growers move into new fields over the next two weeks, supplies will return to moderate levels
- Production will continue into October before moving to the desert regions for the winter months
- Colorado production is good, but strong demand from the West Coast is raising prices and depleting supplies; production will continue into early November
- Stocks from East Coast regions including Michigan and New York are tightening
- Quality issues resulting from days of consecutive rain lowered yields
- Fewer acres were planted due to the low market last year
- Supplies will increase in three to four weeks as production moves south into Georgia and the Carolinas
- Mexican supplies are available to load in South Texas
- Volume is adequate, but prices are higher due to increased demand
- Texas-grown supplies will be available in mid-November
- Jumbo-size cabbage supplies are limited in all regions; growers are harvesting earlier than normal to fill orders
- Expect elevated markets and limited supplies for the next three to four weeks until production transitions to new growing regions
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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