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February 19, 2024

Iceberg markets are up following reduced yields in the Arizona and California desert regions; green leaf and romaine prices are inching higher as well. MFC Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine are limited; Markon Best Available (MBA) is being substituted as needed due to industry-wide low weights and diminished quality.

  • Alternating weeks of warm and cold weather, as well as rain and hail, have reduced supplies
    • Production crews are working slowly through poor field conditions, which has decreased overall yields and pushed markets higher
    • Elevated levels of bottom rot, dirt/mud, epidermal blistering/peeling with discoloration, mildew damage, pinking, and mechanical damage are affecting finished pack yields
  • Warmer weather is forecast for next week but additional adverse weather will hit the region in late February; expect active markets
  • Prices for all three lettuces will continue rising over the next 7 to 10 days

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information

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