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February 19, 2024

Markon First Crop (MFC) Broccoli and Essentials (ESS) Cauliflower are available. Packer label may be substituted to fill orders as prices are on the rise in the Arizona/California desert and Mexican growing regions.


  • Domestic quality ranges from fair to good despite recent rains and sporadic weather; precipitation followed by warmer weather next week will lead to increased occurrences of pin rot/brown bead, yellowing, and mildew pressure
  • Mexican-grown product is available for loading in South Texas at lower FOB costs
  • Suppliers are shipping ample supplies from both Northern and Central Mexico; quality is very good due to dry, temperate weather
  • Expect markets to remain relatively steady at these low levels through the end of February


  • Alternating weeks of warm and cool weather along with precipitation lowered yields and reduced harvestable acreage; stocks are tight
  • Quality issues will become more prevalent as another low-pressure system brings precipitation to the area Tuesday morning, proceeded by warm temperatures later this week
  • Expect to see increased dark spotting and mildew pressure as well as inconsistent size and off-color heads
  • Prices are expected to rise this week before turning around (within five to seven days) as warm weather helps push product along

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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