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March 30, 2023

Industry supplies will not sufficiently meet demand through the month of April. Expect elevated prices through next month.

Yuma, Arizona/Imperial and Santa Maria Valleys, California

  • Markon First Crop (MFC) Broccoli is available in Yuma, Arizona; packer label is being substituted as needed to fill orders.
  • Supplies are beginning to diminish in the desert; decreased quality has reduced yields at the field level, driving prices higher
  • Production in Santa Maria is expected to be delayed by two to three weeks due to heavy rains, flooding, and cool weather
  • Many Salinas growers are preparing for a five to seven day harvesting gap in early to mid-April

Mexico (into South Texas)

  • MFC Broccoli is available
  • Prices are volatile but lower this week as weather conditions have been moderate
  • Demand is strong
  • Quality is very good; some mechanical damage has been noted along with occasional mildew

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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