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Supply Gaps Imminent For California Spring Vegetables Following Record Rains


Gaps are on their way. That’s the conclusion following California’s continued rains and their effect on the spring row vegetable crops. “There have been short-term challenges such as getting products in and out of the field because it’s so wet. The bigger challenges will be in the next month or two when we transition back from Yuma to the Coast. Then we’ll run into problems from Orange County to the Salinas Valley as far as having missed plantings because the…

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The global avocado markets are seeing various developments, as large volumes of the fruit are expected to arrive in the Netherlands from countries such as Peru, South Africa, Kenya, Tanzania, and Colombia. The quality of Kenyan avocados has significantly improved, surpassing South Africa in terms of volume. In the UK, avocado purchases remain stable despite a cost-of-living crisis, with arrivals from Peru and South Africa increasing after the end of the season for supply from Spain, Israel, and Chile. France…

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California Strawberry Commission Shares Update On Devastation From River Flooding


“For the farms that were flooded, this catastrophe hit at the worst possible time. Farmers had borrowed money to prepare the fields and were weeks away from beginning to harvest," California Strawberry Commission President Rick Tomlinson said in a statement. California Strawberry Commission President Rick Tomlinson has issued a statement about recent flooding in areas around the Pajaro and Salinas Rivers.  The commission represents over 300 strawberry farmers, shippers and processors in the Golden State. In response to the extreme…

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Port Congestion Returning To Pre-Covid Normal In Southern California


The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach on Tuesday reported no ships waiting offshore, according to Hellenic Shipping News. The outlet reported that this is the first time since October 2020 that the queue goes to zero. “The container-ship backup for the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach has ended,” declared Kip Louttit, executive director of the Marine Exchange of Southern California, in a statement to the media. “It is time to move into a different phase of operations.”…

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Atmospheric River Storms Cause Further Flood Threats In California


A new atmospheric river storm is expected to bring more flooding throughout the coast of California and the Central Valley, with further risk of overtopping creeks, rivers, and streams. This comes just days after another storm caused a levee rupture in the Pajaro River, flooding an entire town. In Monterrey county, more than 8,500 residents were evacuated, including thousands of Latino farmworkers in a community known for its strawberry crops, after the Pajaro River swelled with runoff from last week's storm. …

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