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Market Trends

Check our market reports for news and trends on market conditions along with a weekly snapshot of the fresh produce market. These reports are updated weekly, 50 times a year. 

  • MT 11-16-18

    Market Trends 11/16/18

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    There is no shortage of eggplant from the Calfornia desert. We’ll see good supply from this area for another three weeks. FOBs are steady with great quality available.

  • MT 11-9-18

    Market Trends 11/9/18

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    Soil moisture conditions for the domestic winter wheat crop have improved considerably this fall. As of October 28th, 53% of the 2019-20 U.S. winter wheat crop was rated in either good or excellent condition. This compares to 52% last year. Forecasts for favorable weather could weigh heavy on wheat futures in the near term.

  • MT 11-2-18

    Market Trends 11/2/18

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    Demand for iced green onions exceeds supply again this week but should improve by the end of the week. The market price is still very high. Supplies should increase over the next 2-3 weeks.

  • MT 10-26-18

    Market Trends 10/26/18

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    Demand is starting to shift out of cheese barrels into blocks as consumers temper processed cheese consumption. This could be a longer term trend which may cause a historically large premium in cheese blocks to persist. That said, history signals that the spread also suggests that the upside price risk in cheese blocks from here should only be modest.

  • MT 10 19 18

    Market Trends 10/19/18

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    New crop of Washington Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, and Red Delicious Apples are on the market.

  • MT 10-12-18

    Market Trends 10/12/18

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    Snow crab prices remain inflated due to the tight world supply brought on by lower quotas in both the U.S. and Canada. Alaska will publish their 2018-19 Bering Sea snow crab quota soon. Expectations are for their quota to be up significantly based on the latest stock assessments. Lower snow crab prices could occur as the 2019 year progresses

  • MT 10-5-18

    Market Trends 10/05/18

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    Farmers continue to expand milk output. During August, U.S. milk production was 1.4% greater than last year due to a 1.4% gain in milk per cow yields and a slightly smaller herd.

  • MT 9 28 18

    Market Trends 9/28/18

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    The USDA raised their estimated 2018-19 U.S. corn and soybean yields to record highs. Big crops and large carryover supply from the previous crops should push farmers to sell in the coming weeks. This is likely to temper the upside potential in the feed markets into the fall.

  • MT 9-21-18

    Market Trends 9/21/18

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    World snow crab supplies remain limited. U.S. snow crab imports in July were basically double what they were the previous year but at sharply higher price levels. The Alaskan snow crab fishing season will commence this fall. However, expectations are that the Alaskan quota will remain historically small. Elevated snow crab prices are likely to persist.

  • Market Trends 9 14 18

    Market Trends 9/7/18

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    Prices are level; volume is high. New crop Fuji, Gala, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith, and Red Delicious Apples are available. Sugar levels range from 14 to 18 Brix, depending on variety. New crop California Galas are on the market as well. Quality is excellent: apples are crisp and juicy.