MARKET REPORT – APRIL 11, 2018

WEATHER UPDATE

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A couple of moderate cold fronts move into Central California mid-week with rain winds and cooler temperatures into the weekend. Cooler temperatures and strong winds will impact Southern California and The southwestern desert regions into the weekend. A cold front moves across Central Mexico with moderate rain over the next few days with seasonal temperatures. A frontal system moving through Florida will bring moderate to heavy rainfall mid week, followed by another system expected over the weekend.

FREIGHT UPDATE

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California/Yuma trucks continue to be steady but rates have been increasing. Washington apple truck supply is adequate. Idaho onion/potato trucks remain steady as well. The national average for diesel remained steady and is currently at 3.043 per gallon. An increase of .461 from this time last year. California prices remained steady as well and are now at 3.717 per gallon. Crude oil remained steady and is currently at 65.25 per barrel.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Citrus (Oranges): Demand exceeding supplies on 113s/138s.

TEMPERATURES AND TRANSITIONS

Berries (Blueberries): Domestic harvest is gradually improving. California and Florida are both increasing volume week over week and Georgia is expected to start in the next 2 weeks.

Berries (Blackberries): Domestic production will gradually increase over the next 2 weeks.

Berries (Raspberries): Domestic harvest expected to ramp up in the next 1-2 weeks.

Berries (Strawberries): Salinas / Watsonville production is being delayed by rain over the weekend. Better production next week.

Lettuce Leaf: Yuma is finished for the season

Celery: Yuma is finished for the season.

Onions: New Texas and South California will slowly be the growing areas.

PEAK SEASONS

Apples: Washington is still peaking on small fruit sizes