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August 23, 2023

Hurricane Hilary is impacting several markets this week. Long-term impacts are still being assessed, but prices are on the rise for several commodities.

Mexico, Baja California

  • Commodities with markets moving upward
  • Cucumbers
  • Chile Peppers
  • Green Beans
  • Squash
  • Tomatoes
  • Green Onions – Prices are much higher
  • Asparagus – Minimally impacted with some delayed shipments into the U.S. this week

Arizona/California Desert Region

  • Winter lettuce and leaf crops are still a few weeks from being planted; no disruption is expected at this time

Oxnard, California

  • Commodities with prices climbing
  • Cilantro
  • Parsley
  • Kale/Flowering Kale
  • Bell Peppers
  • Lettuce/Leaf – the front end of the fall lettuce/leaf crops have been planted; limited planting disruptions may occur for fall harvests

San Joaquin Valley

  • Commodities with markets rising
  • Bell Peppers
  • Citrus
  • Grapes
  • Melons
  • Stone Fruit – season nearly complete due to storm; remaining stocks limited

Salinas/Santa Maria

  • Minimal rainfall was recorded in these areas
  • Broccoli, lettuce, and strawberry quality will be impacted due to warmer-than-normal temperatures and high humidity

Please contact your Markon Account Manager for more information.

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