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UPDATE: Iceberg Lettuce

July 01, 2016

Prices are escalating; strong demand is tightening supplies. Markon First Crop Premium Iceberg is not available; Markon Best Available is being substituted as needed due to low carton weights.

  • Prices will rise into the high teens by next week
  • Carton and processor demand is strong due to low weights and quality issues that have reduced yields
  • Growers are transitioning into lighter summer plantings, which is typical for this time of the year as other regions across the country also harvest during the summer months
  • Hot weather over the last several weeks has caused quality issues; this week’s lower temperatures are slowing growth and tightening supplies
  • Production will be limited on Monday, July 4 due to the holiday further limiting supplies  
  • Expect tight stocks and rising markets into next week   

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.



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