On Thursday, January 5, the Mexican government advised citizens in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico to stay home until further notice due to acts of violence from the local drug cartel. This will impact harvests and cause a slowdown in produce shipments into Nogales, Arizona and McAllen, Texas this weekend until enforcement action subsides.
- Culiacan, Mexico (in the state of Sinaloa) recently began their winter harvests of bell pepper, chiles, cucumbers, green beans, and tomatoes
- Produce already en route from the Culiacan region will continue, however, importers in the US may experience a reduction in shipments this weekend
- The Fresh Produce Association of Americas is working with CBP regarding contingency plans for recovery shipments over the weekend
- Expect supplies to tighten and markets to increase in the short term
- Markon will continue to update as more information becomes available
Please contact your Markon customer service representative for more information.
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