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Mexico has backed off slightly on their harvest after a huge harvest week three weeks ago. Inventories are growing and Mexico's harvest has slowed in response to dropping and unstable market pricing.
Broccoli supplies are abundant. The market will be aggressive all week.
There are plenty of supplies for this week in both growing regions this week. Lack of demand has kept supplies steady and markets aggressive. Quality form both California growing regions-- Salinas and Santa Maria have been really nice with few issues upon arrival.
Supplies from Mexico are extremely limited to a few suppliers. So the pressure is on the California growing regions of Oxnard, Santa Maria, and Salinas. Black spotting, yellowing, burn, and seeders are the current quality issues we are experiencing.
Warm and cool weather has caused for some deficiencies with this commodity. Common
defects include mechanical, puffiness, insect damage and misshapen heads. School business will inevitably increase demand in the marketplace.
Excellent availability continues out of northern and southern California on all leaf items to start the week. Supplies are expected to be strong throughout the week. Some common defects include insect damage due to warm temperatures, fringe burn and mechanical damage. Expect this market to gain strength next week as school business will start to kick in.
Supplies are dropping from the tropics and are going to be significantly lighter for August, and possibly September.
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