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ProduceIQ: Cucumber prices at record levels

- Analysis
Cucumber markets are putting on an Oscar-worthy performance. Short supply on both coasts has solidified cucumber prices at a ten-year high.

Mastronardi Produce launches Backyard Farms greenhouse-grown Romaine

- General News
Mastronardi Produce, the fourth-generation family-owned company that pioneered commercial greenhouse growing in North America, has launched a large-format, greenhouse-grown Romaine lettuce under its Backyard Farms lettuce line.

ProduceIQ: March brings winter to the West and summer to the East

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California has turned into a real-life snow globe. Up to ten feet of snow is expected in parts of the Sierras. Although the late winter storm will impact logistics throughout the state for a few days, the snowpack and rain will only benefit the industry in the dry season.

The cost of growing romaine hearts

- Analysis
How much does it cost to grow an acre of romaine hearts in the nation’s salad bowl? A new study from the University of California at Davis Cooperative Extension gives us a comprehensive breakdown.

California LGMA embarks on romaine test and learn study

- General News
Today the California LGMA announced it has initiated a 2-year food safety study called ‘Romaine Test & Learn.’

ProduceIQ: How winter storm Elliott is disrupting the produce supply chain

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As the romaine market crashes, lime prices are on the rise earlier than normal, and celery is set to skyrocket beyond the highs we saw in 2019.

Romaine quality problems continue in the desert

- General News
The Arizona/California desert growing region has experienced an early cold weather pattern with multiple mornings of freezing temperatures.

Cold hits desert lettuce, but quality remains good

- General News
Temperatures in the Arizona/California desert growing region dipped into the mid-30°s to low 40°s this morning, causing light-to moderate lettuce ice to develop.

Price relief coming soon to lettuce markets

- General News
High prices persist for leaf, iceberg and romaine lettuce markets in early November, but volume is ramping up in desert growing regions.

Video shows Salinas lettuce damage

- General News
Markon Cooperative released a Live from the Fields video October 19, showing the damage and significant yield loss in Salinas Valley lettuce crops caused by soil disease and plant virus issues.