Florida experienced a major storm on Saturday that brought heavy winds and rain to the state. The weather system continues to track north, along the East Coast, early this week which will cause flooding and logistical delays. The state of Florida has winter production on bell peppers, cabbage, cucumbers, eggplant, green beans, oranges, squash, strawberries, and tomatoes.
- Florida experienced high wind gusts (over 60 MPH) and heavy rain (two to five inches) which led to flooding and production disruptions this past weekend
- Harvest delays will occur over the next few days; some replanting is expected on recently sowed crops
- Current fields in production will experience bloom drop and reduced yields; potential supply gaps for late January/early February harvest are expected
- Expect tight supplies and higher prices over the next two weeks
Markon will continue to monitor and update as more information becomes available.
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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