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ProduceIQ: Cucumbers hit record high prices

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From kayaking in one of the driest places on earth, Death Valley National Park, to 70-degree highs in places like Omaha, NE, and Chicago, weather is the most exciting thing to discuss.

ProduceIQ: Strong demand keeps produce price index up 14%

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Driven by strong Superbowl and Valentine’s Day demand, overall produce industry prices remain 14 percent higher than in any prior year.

Bell pepper supplies scarce with weather disruptions

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Red bell pepper supplies are extremely scarce; prices have escalated. Green bell volume is lower; the California season is ending, and Florida fields have been affected by storms.

ProduceIQ: What’s always been won’t always be

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The ProduceIQ Index for the industry is up for the 3rd week in a row, an event that has never happened during this time of year. $1.29 is a record high during a season known for falling prices.

ProduceIQ: Eastern produce markets transition to Georgia

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Big news this week. Green beans are extremely tight on both coasts, and prices are being pushed to a ten-year high. The Mother’s Day pull is keeping the demand up.

ProduceIQ: Record breaking rains in California strain supply

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Breaking news: For the first time in what feels like years, California has a critical shortage of umbrellas. As if mother nature was tempted to show how fickle she is, California has had one of the wettest winters on record. Last week was the 10th atmospheric river to hit the West Coast this winter season, and more are coming.

ProduceIQ: Prices ease despite weather trouble

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Western iceberg and romaine markets suffer from the cold, but lettuce prices remain unaffected. However, growers are reporting cold-related injuries such as blisters, peeling, and pink ribbing. 

ProduceIQ: Florida cold snap reduces supply

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Barring major freeze events, overall produce markets will fall from now through early March as Mexican production reaches maximum throughput.

Pure Flavor acquires DeTemporada Farms

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With tremendous year over year growth fueling significant plans for expansion, greenhouse fruit & vegetable company Pure Flavor announced the acquisition of DeTemporada Farms, a 25-acre greenhouse Bell Pepper farm located in Merlin, ON.

ProduceIQ: Violence disrupts Mexican produce exports

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Maybe we should have read the terms and conditions before signing up for 2023? Heavy rain, drug cartel violence in Sinaloa, Mexico, and civil unrest in Peru are just a few of the factors causing shortages and elevating week #1 prices.