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10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Grower-shippers expect ample high-quality supplies of most Thanksgiving produce staples this year, with green beans the notable exception. Read more on volumes of some of the staples from this Packer article.

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10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Though this year's El Niño is now predicted to be a weak one, it still spells more a chance of a wet, cool winter for most of Texas rather than a dry one, according to the Texas State Climatologist. Read more on regional crop and weather details from this full report.

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10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
Broccoli: Quality is improving, and current supplies are slightly lighter than demand. Broccoli is exhibiting a good green color, uniform head shape and small to medium bead size. Cauliflower: Supplies are about average this week. The high temperatures have significantly slowed down harvest crews limiting the volume available to sell. Most sizing will be 12ct this week. Current quality is good; medium plus white curds, good trim and packs weights of 28-31 lbs. Cauliflower production will remain in Salinas until early December.

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10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
The changing of the color of the leaves and the advent of falling temperatures at night along with pumpkin, broccoli, potato and apple harvest signals that cooler weather is just around the corner. This Vegetable, Small Fruit, and Mushroom Production article shares some tips on winterizing irrigation systems so that your system will be ready for next spring.

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10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
When destroying unharvested sugarbeets, make sure roots are cut up and mixed with soil for the most rapid decomposition. Read more on destroying acres from this MSU Extension News for Agriculture article.

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10/23/2014 12:00:00 AM
A two-year project will bring participants in the fruit and vegetable supply chain together to determine best practices for sharing of performance metrics related to input use. Read more on the grant from this Packer article.

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10/21/2014 12:00:00 AM
Calling the industry to counter child obesity trends and help their business by participating in the Eat Brighter! initiative, Bryan Silbermann and Cathy Burns teamed up to give the 2014 State of the Industry address at the Produce Marketing Association's Fresh Summit. Read more on the address from this Packer article.

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10/20/2014 12:00:00 AM
California broccoli supplies should tighten heading into the holiday season. Read more on broccoli and cauliflower markets from this Packer article.

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10/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Continued tight availability and high prices in California. The harvest transition from the San Joaquin Valley to Coachella is underway. Beans from Mexico in Nogales will be available by mid-November. Availability in the East is better by comparison than Virginia and Georgia. Rain-caused supply gaps are anticipated for Eastern growers periodically through November.

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10/16/2014 12:00:00 AM
Broccoli: Quality is improving, and current supplies are lighter than demand. Some issues of pint rot, hollow core and enlarged stalk size are being seen at the field level however, broccoli is exhibiting a good green color, uniform head shape and small to medium bead size. It is possible for a small gap in production before transitioning to the southern region unless much cooler weather causes production to slow. Cauliflower: Shipments continue to be strong. The forecasted volume this week is average. Prices are on the rise as supplies increased along with lighter production; high temps have slowed down harvest crews. Quality is very nice; white curds, medium plus size and good green jacket leaves.

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