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UPDATE: Rain Continues to Impact California Strawberry Production

March 04, 2019

Continuous rain events are impacting the major California strawberry growing regions. Expect prices to rise; supplies will remain limited over the next two weeks.

  • The Oxnard and Santa Maria, California growing regions received over an inch of rain this past weekend
  • Another series of rain events is expected to hit tomorrow, Tuesday, March 5 and continue through Thursday, March 7, bringing up to three more inches of rain
  • Most growers will be forced to cancel harvests due to muddy field conditions and damaged fruit
  • The Florida season is past peak production; supplies will continue to decline over the next several weeks
  • Limited quantities of Mexican berries are being shipped into South Texas; most suppliers have ended production for the season

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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