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UPDATE: Rain in Salinas Valley

October 31, 2016

With only trace amounts of rain in California’s Salinas Valley growing region on Saturday, October 29 and .10 inches on Sunday, October 30, harvesting resumed over the weekend. This week’s forecast is expected to improve, allowing normal hours of production.

  • Loading delays should be minimal over the next few days since rain did not substantially interfere with production
  • Mud may be present on both the inside and outside of boxes that were harvested Friday, October 29 through Monday, October 31
  • Quality issues such as bottom rot, mildew pressure, and sporadic decay can reduce yields and strengthen demand for stocks that are already tightening as the season winds down
  • Rain from last week and warm weather this week, may force growers to end the Salinas and Huron growing seasons earlier than projected and transition to the Arizona/California desert region   
  • Markon will continue to update on the state of the market, supply levels, and quality effects

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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