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9/12/2014 12:00:00 PM
There may still be two more weeks of summer on the calendar but winter weather has already hit Alberta and is raising quality concerns for unharvested crops in the province.

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9/12/2014 11:50:00 AM
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is registering a non-fumigant nematicide that provides lower-risk chemical control of nematodes than methyl bromide.

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9/12/2014 11:30:00 AM
Grain, sugar prices trading at more than four-year lows. Poor-quality French wheat to slash exports, trade balance. Russia has banned most fruit, vegetables, dairy, meat imports. Meat and dairy prices also tumble

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9/12/2014 8:15:00 AM
The dollar headed for its biggest weekly advance in 10 months against major peers with U.S. data today predicted to show strengthening retail sales, adding to the case for the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates.

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9/12/2014 8:10:00 AM
Commodities fell to a four-year lowon speculation abundant supplies and slowing economic growthoutside of the U.S. will curb demand for raw materials.

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9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
Green and Red Leaf: Very light supplies on green leaf. There is an average amount of red leaf. Green leaf quality is good at 22-24 lbs. Red leaf quality is good weighing 20-22 lbs. Iceberg Lettuce: Most shippers have light supplies this week. Production is below average this week due to poor yields. The higher than normal humidity and temps have increased bug pressure, mildew, seeders in some areas (a growth occurring in the center of the lettuce head, often making the product un-fit for shipping) and rib blight (discoloration along the rib). Quality is fairly good, pale color, medium size, slightly misshapen heads and 41-43 lb. carton weights. Sclerotinia and mildew issues which are normal for this time of year. Some lots are showing seeders 30s and some jumbo size 24s are available. Romaine: Supplies are steady and slightly above demand this week. Quality is good with minimal fringe burn. Each case is 37/38 lbs. with 12" long heads. Romaine Hearts: Average supplies this week. Demand is average. Overall quality is good with the exception of misshapen or slightly twisted heads with occasional tip/fringe burn. Crews are being diligent to minimize what is packed. This problem is expected to continue for the next few weeks.

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9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
Brocccoli: Lighter supplies this week and slightly below demand. A small amount of pin rot and hollow core is still seen in production. The overall quality that is being packed shows a small to medium bead size, good green color and good texture. Lighter supplies are still projected industry wide in Salinas and Santa Maria due to these quality issues. Crews are being diligent to minimize what is packed. A slight increase in production is anticipated within the next two weeks. Cauliflower: Demand has improved forcing the market to increase. Production will continue to be below average for the next few weeks. Quality is good with majority of 9s and 12s available.

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9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
Cantaloupes and Honeydews: Recent cool weather has caused a gap in supply for California cantaloupes; prices have advanced. We will continue to see variable availability and higher prices for late season production in the San Joaquin Valley. Honeydew availability is good by comparison; prices are generally steady. Watermelons: Production is winding down in Michigan, Indiana and Illinois. Steady availability in Texas, Oklahoma and California.

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9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
Georgia's irrigated peanut crop looks good as harvest gears up, but the dryland crop poses some challenges with maturity dates and quality. Drought and heat hit fields hard this summer at crucial growing times. Peanut farmers need to harvest and handle the dryland crop carefully. Read advice on handling the crop from this Southeast Farm Press article.

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9/12/2014 12:00:00 AM
U.S. 2014/15 rice supplies are lowered 11.5 million cwt because of declines in both beginning stocks and production, while imports are unchanged from a month ago. Read more on rice supplies from this AgFax.com article.

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