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ProduceIQ: Prices rise as the fall approaches

- Analysis
The fresh produce industry is humming as the first day of fall rapidly approaches (at least for us plan-two-weeks-ahead produce folks). Demand is increasing for seasonal items, such as pumpkins, hard squash and apples.

Guatemalan vegetable imports on the rise

- General News
The Guatemalan Produce Trade Association reports fresh vegetable imports from Guatemala have increased year-over-year. According to USDA/FAS statistics significant volumes in several key vegetable categories have risen over the past year.

Florentino debuts on the American stage

- Analysis
Florentino, a recent—and very promising—addition to the produce panoply is a cauliflower hybrid with long green stems that culminate in what resemble tiny cauliflower florets.

Broccoli, cauliflower prices rising

- General News
Broccoli prices are on the rise as cooler weather in California growing areas is limiting supplies.

ProduceIQ: Markets bound on a faint breeze

- Analysis

Prices are exceptionally sensitive this year. With slightly less-than-ideal weather conditions, sellers have been able to …

ProduceIQ: Supply shortages drive prices higher

- Analysis
Prices are on the upswing, climbing another 7 percent on an industry-wide basis.

ProduceIQ: Growers struggle to push prices higher into break-even levels

- Analysis
Despite valiant surges by bell pepper and cauliflower, the produce industry needs an increase in demand to drive up struggling prices.

ProduceIQ: Hot markets during cold temps

- Analysis
Customers that didn’t build inventory going into the holidays now need to replenish quickly. In a regular year, produce markets typically fall the first week of January.

ProduceIQ: Tropical Storm Eta threatens FL

- Analysis
A late arrival to hurricane season, Tropical Storm Eta may be particularly disruptive if it sends heavy rains to Florida’s growing regions.

ProduceIQ: Industry prices falling for Halloween

- Analysis
Prices have descended as production transitions South. Markets are expected to fall further the week before Halloween as new areas of production increase supply volume.