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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 …

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Sugar Snap Pea Season Commences In China

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China Temperatures are rising and spring has commenced with heavy rain which has hurt some of the crops.  Shandong Province Asparagus harvest will begin this month and to date outlook is good with nice quality and good yields. Spinach production is also underway. Zhejiang Province Broccoli harvest is winding down. Higher price for raw material, along with …