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U.S Planting Begins for New Season Peas and Potatoes

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United States Potato and pea planting should commence this week or next.  Grower negotiations are still ongoing.  Grower prices for raw material sweet corn is expected to increase about 10% to 15% this year in the Northwest while we have heard Midwest region expecting increases of as high as 20%. USDA predicts farmers will plant …

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Water Chestnut Season Underway in China

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United States Potato market conditions still uncertain due to covid.  While retail sales for frozen potatoes has surged by about 19%, foodservice sales are still looking dim compared to a year ago.  U.S. frozen product production declined by about 8% during the 12 months ending November 30th.   There could be some processing supply constraints for …

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Challenges Face European Potato Growers and Processors

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United States With sweet corn shortages in the Midwest region and Europe, coming into season with lower than usual inventories, plus some loss of yields here in the Pacific Northwest, expect for a tight sweet corn market with prices firm going forward.  Most Northwest suppliers are officially off market, for the time being. Carrot harvest …

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U.S. Inventories Of Frozen Fruit Low

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United States With sweet corn shortages in the Midwest region and Europe, coming into season with lower than usual inventories, plus some loss of yields here in the Pacific Northwest, expect for a tight sweet corn market with prices firm going forward.  Most Northwest suppliers are officially off market, for the time being. Carrot harvest …

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Potato Market Still Uncertain

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United States Northwest sweet corn has commenced, and so has the true heat of summer!  Processors are between 35% and 45% complete with their pack.  Favorable weather continues continue in the Pacific Northwest for this crop.  Packers are keeping true to their budgets and quality. Carrot will commence in late September.  The sometimes-forgettable Lima Bean …

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Northwest Sweet Corn Season Begins!

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United States Northwest green peas harvest has been completed.   Conditions have been good; however, weather heated up in the middle of the pack which caused bunching for some processors.  Overall budgets were met, however there may be more lower grade peas than desired, with high quality AAA grade product at a premium.   In regard to …

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Washington State’s Red Raspberry Crop Reduced

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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. Potatoes in the Northwest began about a week later than usual.   Autumn wet and cool weather set in during the last days …

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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 …