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MARKET REPORT – April 24, 2019

WEATHER UPDATE

High pressure out west brings warmer temperatures to the region into the weekend. A weak low-pressure system moves into Central California Sunday with light rain and drizzle possible across the region. Seasonally warm temperatures continue across Mexico with temperatures in the 80s to low 90s. A strong low-pressure system moves into Florida on Friday with up to 2 inches of rain expected into Saturday. Dry conditions follow through next week.

FREIGHT UPDATE

California trucks have tightened up slightly now that we have transitioned fully up to Salinas. Rates have also increased. Washington apple trucks are steady. Idaho potato and onion trucks remain steady as well. The national average on diesel is up slightly this week and is currently at 3.147 per gallon. California prices surpassed the 4.00 mark and are currently at 4.003. Crude oil prices remained steady and are currently at 65.96 per barrel.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Cauliflower: Yields are way down due to the wet weather in the Salinas Valley the last few months.

Grapes (Green): Supplies are limited, quality is fair and prices are higher. Expect high amber color and occasional soft berries.

Stone Fruit: Domestic fruit is just getting started this week. Very light volumes are available. Market prices are high.

TRANSITIONS & TEMPERATURES

Berries (Raspberries): West Coast regions should be producing numbers un the upcoming few weeks ,weather providing

Grapes (Red): Mexico and Coachella are expected to start the week of May 6th.

Grapes (Green): Mexico is delayed slightly. We expect both Mexico and Coachella to start at the same time; around the second week of May.

Stone Fruit: We will see better availability of domestic fruit as we move into May.