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Peak Cauliflower and Broccoli Season Underway In Mexico

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United States The  overall vegetable season in the Pacific Northwest was good with no major hiccups to report, however the market is fairly tight due to demand from the Midwest region and Europe.  Diced Carrots are now completed and production plants in Oregon and Washington will be down until new season begins up again in …

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Peak Asparagus Season Continues In South America

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United States Diced Carrots are being processed and to date the yields and quality are normal.    Our overall vegetable season in the Pacific Northwest was good with no major hiccups to report, however the market is farily tight due to demand from the Midwest region and Europe. Potatoes in the Northwest began about a week …

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Late Plantings For Green Peas and Potatos

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United States Green Pea plantings are finally underway!  Plantings began, depending on the area, between March 18 and March 25th.   It is the latest start to pea planting in recent memory for the Pacific Northwest region.    The frequent bouts of snow, rain and extreme cold prevented on schedule pea plantings.  Many growers would not contract …

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Water Chestnut Season Delayed in China

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China Fuijan Province Edamame:  Crop is healthy; however the new tariffs will play a large role in the coming season’s export of Edamame.   Peak harvest is now underway.    Water Chestnut harvest has been delayed due to weather. We expect the season to commence this month. Zhejiang Province Broccoli and Cauliflower is underway and to date …

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Both Mexico And Europe Struggle With Crops This Season

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Mexico The drought conditions earlier in the year and then the excess rain during the planting season has continued to give challenges to the Mexican broccoli and cauliflower industry.   The rain continued in Mexico during September and October when the rainy season should usually end.   The total precipation in the state of Guanajuato has surpassed …

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Limited Potato Supply Out Of Europe This Season

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Europe The European Association of Fruit and Vegetable Processors have reported another tough summer season for Europe’s vegetable crops. In the North of Europe a very warm and dry summer with lack of rain since May is resulting in lower pea,corn, and potato yields.   In addition winter lasted longer than usual and the spring was …

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Northwest Green Pea Harvest In Full Swing

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United States Northwest green pea harvest for most processors is now underway.   To date weather has been favorable and the crop is expected to progress well. Sweet corn plantings are approximately 50% to 75% completed.   Most processors have planted about the same corn acreage as last season however, with some changes in the percentage of …