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March 30, 2023

The market is rising; supplies crossing through U.S.-Mexican border have decreased and seasonal/Easter demand is strong.

  • Labor shortages and increased border inspections have created an artificial shortfall in the market
  • Holy week and Easter will decrease harvesting crews and customs personnel availability
  • Current size profile is skewed towards larger sizes, increasing prices for regular/medium packs
  • Overall quality is strong; insect pressure and off color are occasional issues
  • Product will continue to cross from Mexico until California production begins in Oxnard in May followed by Salinas in July
  • Expect stronger markets for the next 7-10 days as demand rises

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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