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MARKET REPORT – January 9, 2019

WEATHER UPDATE

weather map

A series of storm systems are set to roll into California with rain winds and cooler temperatures forecast into next week. These systems will bring a slight chance of rain to the southwestern desert regions along with warming morning temperatures and an end to the lettuce ice in the region. Cool mornings and mild afternoons look to continue across Central Mexico with isolated showers possible in the higher elevations. Scattered showers and mild temperatures are expected across Northern Mexico as the storm track remains to the north. Generally, dry conditions are forecast for Florida with a chance of light rain over the weekend across the northern part of the state.

FREIGHT UPDATE

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California and Yuma trucks are both steady this week. Washington apple trucks are steady as well. Idaho potato and onion trucks remain extremely tight. Colorado trucks are also extremely tight. The national average on diesel dropped slightly this week and is currently at 3.013 per gallon, just .017 higher than this week last year. California prices remained steady and are now at 3.805 per gallon. Crude oil prices increased and are now up to 51.21 per barrel.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Bell Peppers: extremely tight supplies and getting tighter.

Berries (Raspberries): Very tight item book orders in advance

Grapes (Green): Green grapes are extremely limited due to the delays at the port of entry.

Grapes (Red): Supplies are limited as delays at the port of entry are having a big impact on availability.

Onions: White Onions market is very active with limited supplies. Yellow onions market have finally gotten some strength.

Stone Fruit: Delays at the port of entry is holding supplies at bay. Price remain firm.