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Volatile California weather upsets lettuce market

- Analysis
Agtools Inc. tracked shipping and retail price of Iceberg lettuce over the last three years, 2019-2021 to see what patterns were taking place.

GRAPHIC: U.S. citrus volume drops in 2021

- Analysis
The following graphic was produced by Agtools Inc., showing that this higher demand has been met with lower volume from the U.S.’s largest fresh citrus producing state, California. Florida’s volume is also down in 2021.

GRAPHIC: Avocado volume keeps rising but so are prices

- Analysis
The following graphic was produced by Agtools Inc., showing that Mexico is the dominant supplier of avocados to the U.S., with 160 million more pounds so far this season than last.

GRAPHIC: Lower apple volumes in 2021

- Analysis
The following graphic was produced by Agtools Inc. {{BB #:355102}} to show that the U.S. apple crop has produced the lowest volume this year as it has in the past seven years.

GRAPHIC: Heat wave stunts California peach volume

- Analysis
The following graphic was produced by Agtools Inc. to show how the heat wave in California is restricting peach volumes.

GRAPHIC: Bell pepper volume continues to rise

- Analysis
The following graphic was produced by Agtools Inc. to show that the first six months of 2021 have seen the highest volume in the last seven years. The top growing regions of Mexico, Florida and Canada all sent more peppers to the U.S. market.

GRAPHIC: Low lettuce volumes headed into summer

- Analysis
The following graphic was produced by Agtools Inc. to show that lettuce volume is at the lowest level in seven years headed into summer months, which are dominated by growers in Salinas and Santa Maria, CA.

GRAPHIC: Strawberry prices strong for Mother’s Day

- Analysis
The following graphic was produced by Agtools Inc.

Imports pressure U.S. winter strawberry markets

- Analysis
The concern is that Mexico is continuously increasing strawberry imports into the U.S. at costs below production, which makes it difficult, if not impossible, for Florida growers to compete. What do the numbers say?

Mexican blueberries gain U.S. market share

- Analysis
Seeing how 2021 is being billed as the year of the fruits and vegetables, it is only fitting that we start the year off with a squabble of sorts.