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Higher quality and yields projected for desert broccoli, cauliflower 

- General News
Arizona and California desert growing areas have had some problems with cold and ice slowing harvest and limiting yields, but vegetable supplies are projected to increase.

ProduceIQ: Supply challenges will persist into the Thanksgiving pull

- Analysis
After skipping two years, the IFPA's big show in Orlando was well-attended and a striking success. Many produce professionals are staring at a stack of business cards right now, wondering how they can get someone else to do the proper follow-up.

ProduceIQ: Hurricanes arrive fashionably late, impact fresh produce supplies

- Featured
Last week produce growers in Baja California and Nova Scotia scrambled to save their fruits and vegetables from Hurricane Kay (in Mexico) and remnants of Hurricane Fiona (in Canada).

Chipotle tests Mexican cauliflower rice

- General News
Chipotle Mexican Grill today announced it is piloting Mexican Cauliflower Rice at 60 restaurants in Arizona, Southern California, and Wisconsin for a limited time.

Mexico’s influence in the global broccoli and cauliflower market

- International
From 2016 to 2020 Mexico positioned itself as the world’s second largest exporter of broccoli and cauliflower, with a 19.2 percent share of the world market, only behind Spain.

Broccoli, cauliflower prices rising due to desert cold

- General News
Persistent cold weather in the Arizona and California desert growing regions is slowing broccoli and cauliflower growth, limiting supplies and causing prices to spike.

ProduceIQ: Week #1 confirms nothing is boring about fresh produce

- Analysis
The adage that "even Vegas is boring to a produce farmer" holds true as the new year begins. Even the shelf-stable 'hardware' items such as carrots, potatoes and onions, are encountering price spikes and significant supply challenges.

ProduceIQ: Prices rise for New Year celebrations

- Featured
Produce markets ended 2021 with a bang. Despite facing headwinds in the form of spiking Covid-19 cases and extremely high freight rates, overall prices followed an increasing trend for the last two weeks of 2021.

Balmy desert weather boosts vegetable yields

- General News
Growers in the Arizona-California desert growing region are experiencing ideal weather conditions with highs in the 80s this week, which is increasing growth and volumes.

ProduceIQ: Rain in Mexico stresses markets as harvests transition south

- Featured
Veggies seeking sunshine on their vacation southward are sorely disappointed. Rain in Mexico is a challenge to quality and a smooth transition.