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7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
Consumers who buy fresh food online are often disappointed, according to a new survey of more than 1,100 online grocery shoppers. Read more on these findings from this Packer story.

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7/6/2015 12:00:00 AM
Millennial shoppers are the most susceptible to impulse purchases, according to research published by Food Marketing Institute. Read more on these findings from this Packer story.

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7/3/2015 12:00:00 AM
Green & red leaf: Supplies will be average on green leaf, but slightly above average on red leaf. Green and red leaf cartons are 22---24 lbs. with each head at 10---11" long. Quality is very good overall. Iceberg lettuce: Supplies will be light this week with a higher than average amount of 30's. Quality is generally good although we are seeing some insect damage and Sclerotinia in almost all lots. The heat has affected supplies, and we will continue to see this if the weather remains warm. Romaine: Supplies will be average this week with good demand. The only quality issue showing up is occasional wind damage on the outer leaves. Cartons will be 37---38 lbs. while each head is 11---12" long. Romaine Hearts: Overall supplies will be average this week with steady demand. Crews are trimming the product the best they can so that they can minimize the fringe burn that gets into the final pack. There is a ¾ cupping of the heart. The heart still has a good ratio of bleach to green. Overall quality is good.

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7/2/2015 12:00:00 AM
Cercospora leaf spot is the most damaging leaf disease of sugarbeet in North Dakota and Minnesota. Growers should not allow the disease to become severe before they start fungicide application since that will be a recipe for disaster. Read more on managing the disease from this Crop & Pest Report article.

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6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
A new report that analyzes foodborne illness reporting illustrates huge disparities in the number of outbreaks reported by states. Read more on the disparity from this Packer story.

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6/30/2015 12:00:00 AM
A research project started this year is investigating different ways to increase the effectiveness of biocontrols in high tunnels. Read more on the project from this Vegetable, Small Fruit, and Mushroom Production article.

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6/29/2015 12:00:00 AM
To expect hundreds of thousands of acres of greenhouse farming to replace open farm ground is unreasonable, yet controlled environment production is a rapidly-growing niche market. Read more on accelerated greenhouse growth from this Western Farm Press article.

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6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Shrugging off California's drought, fresh produce price inflation will be low again in 2015, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service has forecast. Read more on inflation rates from this Packer story.

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6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Green and Red Leaf: Supplies are steady and quality is good. Iceberg Lettuce: Supplies will be average this week with a higher than average amount of 30's. Quality is generally good although we are seeing some insect damage and Sclerotinia in almost all lots. Prices should continue to be steady this week with 4th of July demand pulling this week. Romaine: Similar to last week, Romaine will be very light this week. Cartons are expected to be 38-39 lbs. with each head at 11-12" long. There is still some light fringe burn on some heads but most are clean this week. Romaine Hearts: Overall supplies will be light this week. The lighter supplies are due to a both weather and yields. Crews are trimming the product as best as possible so that they can minimize the fringe burn that gets into the final pack. There is a ¾ cupping of the heart. The heart still has a good ratio of bleach to green. Overall quality is good.

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6/26/2015 12:00:00 AM
Marketers of living produce say they like the growth trajectory their products are displaying. The category has shown "exciting growth" just in the last year, said Renee Cooper, marketing manager with Carpinteria, California-based Hollandia Produce/Live Gourmet. Read more on the living produce category from this Packer story.

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