The official crop forecast for the California Avocado Commission’s fiscal year 2023-24 is 208 million pounds, compared to the prior year volume of 237 million pounds.
As the company heads into the 2024 strawberry season, partners at Bobalu Berry Farms are reviewing how the crop looks today compared to the very unsettled beginning at this same time last year.
A series of winter cold fronts are expected over the next week in the Arizona-California desert growing region, bringing a pattern of light rain followed by cool temperatures and lettuce ice conditions.
Markon Cooperative reports there will be enough supply to meet demand through the rest of the 2023-24 season due to higher yields.
The Washington State Tree Fruit Association (WSTFA) predicts the 2023-2024 apple crop will be up as much as 28%, compared to the 2022-2023 season.
Monterey County (CA) crop values rose 13.1 percent from 2021 to 2022 to $4.6 billion.
Last season's rains helped to alleviate the water deficit, especially in the Coquimbo region, so the Chilean Citrus Committee anticipates good sizing. The cool autumn nights and warm days have also had a positive impact on color and Brix.
Strawberry demand remains strong, and California growers may not be able to keep up with it thanks to recent weather problems.
Rain in the Northeast and Southeast U.S. and Mexico has slowed tomato harvests, and water restrictions in California have led to less volume.
Lime prices are rising and may keep going as supplies become less available.