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Bushel Boy Farms launches year-round, greenhouse-grown cucumbers

- General News
Bushel Boy Farms, a leading producer of fresh, local, greenhouse-grown produce year-round in the Upper Midwest, now grows cucumbers at its Owatonna greenhouse.

ProduceIQ: Summer heat remains, affecting quality

- Analysis
It’s only the first week of September, but it seems as though our social media feeds are already turning orange and every Pinterest recipe tastes like pumpkin spice.

ProduceIQ: Produce spices up supply chain

- Analysis
While the rest of the world may be shocked to hear of a chili pepper shortage, the produce industry has been abuzz with the saucy news for some time.

ProduceIQ: Spring harvest flush eases prices

- Analysis
Overall market prices fell faster than your bank balance after buying a last-minute Mother’s Day Hallmark card.

ProduceIQ: Markets soar with March Madness

- Analysis
What do fresh produce markets and college basketball have in common? They're both impossible to predict in March. Like skyrocketing lime prices and a 15-seed team that knocks out a 2-seed team in the first round, some things are unpredictable.

ProduceIQ: Georgia freeze may cause production gap

- Analysis
We are a week out from the first day of spring, but produce markets are already abuzz with new life. Winter growing regions are slowly winding down, and spring harvests are not quite ready. Over the next month, growing regions will begin their spring migration Northward.

Waste and wrapping cucumbers

- Analysis
A new study by Wrap, a British organization promoting sustainability, has released a study contending that wrapping certain fresh produce items, notably apples, potatoes, bananas, broccoli, and cucumbers in plastic is not necessary and promotes waste.

FPAA: ‘There is a clear market preference for the Mexican cucumber’

- General News
The U.S. International Trade Commission reports on cucumbers and squash do not support the U.S. Southeast growers’ simplistic reaction to reflexively blame Mexican imports for all of their problems, according to the Fresh Produce Association of the Americas

Cucumber imports: Advantage may be quality, not price

- Analysis
Increasing imports, particularly from Mexico, have been a source of complaint for U.S. cucumber growers. The default response is usually to blame lower production costs in Mexico, but a newly released report from the U.S. ITC suggests otherwise.

FFVA says ITC Report on Cucumber, Squash imports shows harm to domestic growers

- General News
For decades, unfair trade practices from Mexico and other foreign sources have caused immense harm to produce growers in Florida and across the country.