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UPDATE: Fall 2019 Harvesting Transition

September 27, 2019

The Salinas Valley growing season is entering its final stretch before transitioning south to the Arizona/California desert growing regions. Expect prices to fluctuate during the months of October and November.   

  • High September temperatures increased growth in the Salinas and Santa Maria regions; both seasons are now expected to end approximately two weeks earlier than scheduled
  • Expect quality issues to decrease yields and create supply challenges over the next several weeks
  • Markets will begin to rapidly fluctuate the week of October 7, as California’s San Joaquin Valley (Huron growing district) harvest will not ramp up until the week of October 14
  • Recent poor weather conditions in the Arizona desert area will more than likely delay production, adding more pressure to the November market

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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