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October 18, 2022

Green leaf supplies remain extremely scarce; Salinas Valley fields are being further decimated by disease pressure this week.

  • Green leaf harvesting California is slowly ramping up in Huron and Oxnard; however, stocks are not sufficient to offset yield loss in the Salinas Valley
  • Suppliers are forecast to harvest their first fields in the desert regions of Yuma, Arizona and Imperial Valley, California the week of November 7
  • Quality and weights will vary depending on growing region, field location, and timing of harvest, as growers stretch their production schedule for harvestable product
  • Expect lightweight commodity boxes and quality challenges including INSV, mildew, and wind damage over the next two weeks
  • Supplies of lightly prepped value-added green leaf (Washed and Trimmed and Whole Fillets) will be limited for the duration of the Salinas season
  • Markets are expected to remain elevated until the  transition to the desert regions is complete

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.

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