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September 26, 2019

Lettuce in Yuma, Arizona

  • Lettuce growing regions east of Yuma, Arizona (Tacna, Welton, and Roll) experienced brief, sporadic hail storms on Tuesday
  • Iceberg lettuce grown in this region is typically the first of the winter plantings to be harvested; damage to fields at this stage in the growing season would be irreparable
  • Growers and processors will also be looking at other regions within the desert area as well as extending availability in Salinas and Huron in order to assure sufficient supply for the early weeks of the seasonal harvesting transition (mid-November) 
  • Markon expects limited stocks throughout the desert transition and into mid-/late November


  • Cold weather is expected to hit Idaho next week
  • Internal black spotting and bruising can occur when raw product is hauled at low temperatures
  • Temperatures must be above 30 degrees F for potato production to proceed without jeopardizing the integrity of the crop
  • Not enough volume has been harvested for suppliers to utilize their onsite storage stocks

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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