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Bad weather, not fire, plaguing Salinas crops

- General News
Fire provides the drama, but the erratic weather the past month in the Salinas, CA, region takes the blame for market problems now. Prices for many leaf items are rising rapidly as growers report lighter yields and disease problems.

Fruit packers escape fire trouble in Washington

- General News
The wildfires have been dangerous and deadly in Washington, but thus far, they have not slowed down the harvesting and packing of apples and pears.

Fire Update: Harvests continue under poor conditions

- General News
Harvest crews in the Salinas, CA, area have dealt with poor weather conditions for a month, but they continue to work under smoky skies.

Salinas crops continue to see effects from fires

- General News
The fires near Salinas, CA, growing regions in August continue to cause problems for growers, even after many have been contained.

Salinas conditions improve with ashes left behind

- General News
After a heatwave was followed by wildfires, causing harvesting and shipping delays in Salinas, CA, area, conditions have improved.

ProduceIQ: Prices brake hard from their descent; Salinas fires threaten supply

- Analysis
After a last week’s steep -15 percent decline, the produce markets held flat at $0.71 for the week ending August 21. Extreme volatility has left along with cherry season.

The Produce Reporter Week in Review – August 21, 2020

- General News
Summer is salad time, but Pamela and Greg discuss how the leaf items coming from the Salinas, CA, area will face disruption because of heat and fires in the area.

Heat and fires disrupt Salinas crops

- General News
Growers in the Salinas Valley, CA, were preparing for record-breaking heat this week, but then storms cased wildfires that has limited some harvesting and shipping delays.