The swing of Spring is well underway and much of the fresh produce industry is transitioning to new harvesting regions. Though prices broadly are flat, volume continues to accelerate as spring crops begin harvest.
FFVA's statement on the ITC's hearing on the effect of imports on the U.S. cucumber and squash industries, with a focus on the U.S. Southeast.
The theme for the Southeast Produce Council’s Southern Exposure event this week, “The rise of produce,” captures the current state of produce markets wonderfully.
Most fruits, berries, and “hardware” (carrots, table-stock potatoes) are outperforming historic averages. These categories are benefiting from both increased retail volume and the USDA box programs.
The U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is seeking input for two new general factfinding investigations on the effects of imported cucumbers and imported squashes on the U.S. seasonal cucumber and squash markets.
The tropical storm that hit Florida in November and damaged crops could have lasting effects on vegetable markets.
Homestead, FL, was directly impacted by Tropical Storm Eta with heavy wind and rain. As a result, Tomatoes, Beans, Cucumbers and Squash, all commodities grown in Homestead, experienced a major jump in price.
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Consumer demand for cucumbers remains high as evidenced by the significant volume growth this year compared to prior years.