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UPDATE: Iceberg Lettuce

June 20, 2019

Stocks are limited in California’s Salinas Valley; demand far exceeds supply. The market will continue to rise through next week.  

  • Processors must harvest more acres than normal to fill commodity and value-added orders
  • Regional growing seasons (Colorado, Eastern Canada, and the Northeastern U.S.) will begin next month; however, past and current adverse weather conditions will delay their normal start dates
  • Lower yields are forecast in all growing areas; demand will continue to exceed supply through early July
  • Value-added iceberg and romaine products will meet trigger levels for shipments dated Wednesday, June 26

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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