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MARKET REPORT – November 21, 2018

WEATHER UPDATE

weather map

A cold front moves into California today with rain winds and cooler temperatures across the state. Cooler temperatures and gusty winds (25-40mph) are expected in the southwestern desert regions as the storm track remains to the north of the region. Seasonably warm temperatures across Central Mexico will gradually cool into the end of November. To the north temperatures cool to slightly below seasonal averages as the storm track remain to the north. A series of weak frontal systems will move through Florida into next week with the majority of the precipitation expected in the northern half of the state.



FREIGHT UPDATE

freight chart

California trucks have tightened up and look to remain tight until after the Thanksgiving holiday. Trucks in Yuma are tight as well. Washington apple, Idaho potato and onion trucks remain extremely tight and will stay that way until after the first of the year. The national average on diesel remained steady this week and is currently at 3.282 per gallon. An increase of .370 from this time last year. California prices are steady as well and are now at 4.000 per gallon. Crude oil is also steady at 55.47 per barrel.

WHAT YOU SHOULD KNOW

Berries (Strawberries): Rain expected to slow down harvest in California for the weekend.

Onions:  Transportation or lack of is the main issue

Potatoes: Transportation or lack of will be an issue through the New Year

Potatoes (colored): Holiday transportation becoming a factor with limited equipment

TEMPERATURES AND TRANSITIONS

Berries (Strawberries) #Mexico is slowly ramping up and Florida is getting started.