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April Freeze Plus Snow Hurt Northwest Vegetable And Fruit Crops

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United States Green pea planting is completed. Recent cold weather and snow delayed plantings and we could see some reduced crop yields due to the unusual weather conditions in April. We do not anticipate a start date on green pea harvest until the early part of June. Sweet corn plantings are underway and to date …

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VEGETABLE AND FRUIT PRICES CONTINUE TO RISE

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United States Green pea and potato planting still underway. Corn plantings are just beginning. Securing enough contracted acreage has been a struggle as growers have many other more profitable options to consider and processors are paying more to the growers this year. Most processors are planning on same volumes as last season or even a …

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PEA AND POTATO PLANTINGS BEGIN THIS MONTH IN THE PACIFIC NORTHWEST

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United States Green pea and potato plantings should begin this week as long as the cold and snow stay away. Corn planting should commence at the end of this month/early April. Due to logistic challenges (not being able to ship product) there are still inventories of corn available to purchase, however prices remain high with …

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China is now the largest grower of blueberries and strawberries worldwide

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United States Early summer heat took its toll on the Green Pea crop and all processors are 20% to 50% below budget. Temperatures between 105 – 117 degrees made it difficult to keep up with the harvest and many processors had to leave their peas in the ground. Dry land pea fields suffered the most. …

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Flooded Fields Could Take A Toll On British Columbia’s 2022 Berry Crop

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United States Early summer heat took its toll on the Green Pea crop and all processors are 20% to 50% below budget. Temperatures between 105 – 117 degrees made it difficult to keep up with the harvest and many processors had to leave their peas in the ground. Dry land pea fields suffered the most. …

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Severe Drought Condition Is Hurting California Agriculture

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United States Pea plantings are now completed, with green pea processing in the Northwest expected to begin end May /first week of June.   Sweet corn and green bean plantings now underway with about 20% to 25% of sweet corn in the ground in the Pacific Northwest.   Commodity prices on grain corn and soybean rose sharply …

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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 …