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UPDATE: Low Temperatures in Mexico, Texas, and the Southeast

January 17, 2018

Colder-than-normal weather is forecast this week in primary growing regions in Florida, Mexico, and Texas. Lower yields and tighter supplies may cause prices to rise.


  • A limited supply of Markon First Crop (MFC) Green Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, Squashes, and Strawberries are available in Florida
  • Another cold front is forecast to hit Florida Wednesday, January 17 and Thursday, January 18, which will limit production
  • Temperatures will dip into the mid-20s in Northern Florida and the low to mid-30s as far south as Immokalee (Southern Florida)
  • Harvesting will be delayed for most commodities including bell peppers, cabbage, citrus, cucumbers, squashes, and strawberries
  • Low yields will keep markets elevated into next week

Northern Mexico & Southern Texas

  • Mexican-grown MFC Bell Peppers, Cucumbers, and Squashes are available in Nogales, Arizona; packer label supplies are available for loading in South Texas
  • Areas of South Texas are experiencing freezing temperatures; ice and snow warnings are in place
    • Poor road conditions will delay shipments Wednesday, January 17 and Thursday, January 18
    • Commodities such as cabbage and citrus that are grown in the region will be affected
    • Expect higher prices and scarce supplies
  • Low temperatures will swing as far south as Culiacan, Sinaloa (Northern Mexico) this weekend and into early next week, affecting commodities such as bell peppers, cucumbers, and squashes
  • Temperatures will dip into the mid-40s (approximately ten degrees cooler than normal)
  • Production will slow and yields will decrease
  • Prices may inch up next week

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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