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August 26, 2020

The iceberg market is easing.

  • Quality is better than expected following the recent Salinas Valley heatwave; high temperatures increased growth
  • Sporadic defects are present in some lots, including seeder, puffy texture, and internal burn
  • Temperatures have returned to near normal, although a period of hotter weather in early September could increase the severity of quality defects and further accelerate growth
  • As the River Fire continues, ash is present in iceberg fields, although the amount found in finished packs is greatly reduced because wrapper leaves are being removed during production
  • Expect low prices over the next two to three weeks followed by a potential increase if a period of weaker industry volume occurs (pending weather)

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