June 14, 2024

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Grading seasonally declines during the summer. Although, due to lack of replacement cattle, this will likely to incentivize feedlots to feed animals longer. This should lead to higher graded product.


Two new HPAI outbreaks have affected 5.7M birds. The last outbreak have only affected  Michael Foods. All other Sysco egg suppliers (Fresh Shell) are not impacted at this time and will continue to ship products with no interruptions.


Shell egg markets flat this week except for Large & Medium shell eggs. California and Northwest markets are also flat. The Block is up & Barrel are flat. Some manufacturers have shared they are seeing increased interest in aged cheeses. Butter is up. Bulk butter overages range from 1 to 10 cents above markets.

Grains / Oil

The whole soybean complex was lower. The lower markets are pointing to lower soybean oil in the future. Crush margins are falling again for crushers, which, if sustained, could lead to higher basis levels. Planting is doing very well. It is wet in some areas, but overall planting for beans is ahead of schedule.

To learn more contact your local Sales Consultant. Market Corner Produce information reflects both U.S. and Canadian markets. All other commodity information is based on U.S. market data only.

Produce Market Updates



Demand remains moderate as the increased supply from all regions has made for a lower market.

Bell Peppers

East – Green bells extremely short supply, quality is good, and market is very high. Red and yellow bells are extremely short.

West – Green bells are extremely short as San Joaquin district just starting but not with volume needed. Red and Yellow are also very short, expecting increased markets on all bell peppers for at least two weeks.


Market pushing higher as growers contend with lower yields that are limiting supplies and the Mexico season winding down. Expect supplies to be snug the next couple of weeks.

Cabbage – Green & Red

Red pricing remains elevated as supplies continue to be snug. Supplies and quality good on green that market is mostly steady on the West Coast.


Market is lower on moderate demand, supplies are currently meeting demand.


Market lower as we continue to transition North to Salinas, growers do not anticipate any gap issue on supplier.


Tight supply continues and Cilantro and market is firm with the strong demand. Quality is ok but weather is impacting yields. Parsley markets active as Italian Parsley supplies remain limited, curly parsley supplies are better.


East – Supplies from Florida are wrapping up. Georgia is going, however there seems to be a trend of being ahead in harvest. This may cause a supply issue closer to the 4th of July.

West – Moderate volume due to transitional growing areas. Market expected to increase with a possible gap in the next two weeks.

Green Beans

East – Bean supply extremely light, quality good, and market very high. Georgia growing season is coming to an end and production is moving to more northern growing regions.

West – Volume has increased but is expected to decline. Market expected to hold steady.

Lettuce Iceberg

Market is still elevated but is starting to soften, supplies are still light but lower demand is helping.


Supplies are good on all colors in New Mexico and California with no issues to report. Quality is good. Prices are lower on reds and yellows and are expected to downtrend next week as well. Whites are steady.

Potatoes – Russets

Supplies are light on 40–50 ct from most suppliers. 90–120 ct are plentiful. This now looks to be the case through the summer months. Demand is following supply accordingly. Prices are steady on large and lower on smaller sizes. Quality is good.


East – Zucchini and yellow squash supplies increased, quality is good, and market will continue to fall the next few days.

West – Larger sizing extremely short for both zucchini and yellow squash. Both remain in demand exceed status with higher markets.


Markets remain steady with good quality and availability on rounds, grapes, & cherries. Roma markets are increasing due to lack of availability both east and west.



Prices are expected to rise this week, with steady increases throughout the month of June. Harvests are lighter and packers expect fruit to be limited until August in Mexico.


Supplies are declining for the next couple weeks before rebounding, pushing that market higher. Quality is reported as good.

Citrus – Alert

Lemons – Alert – California is still experiencing a shortage of small lemons. General lemon demand remains strong. Some small, imported lemons are starting to arrive. Supply is exceeded by demand. The lemon market will continue to be tight throughout the summer.

Oranges – Alert – The Valencia orange season is underway in California. Overall, the quality is very good. The industry is experiencing shortage of smaller sized oranges. However, seeing a slight reprieve with schools out for summer break.

Limes – Overall lack of rain and high temperatures will affect sizing and quality/ shelf life. The trees are stressed. The crop is currently peaking on 230’s & 200’s. Larger sizes 110/150 CT are extremely limited in supply and do not see relief in the coming weeks.


Mexico – Continued large spread in pricing between Mexican (lower) and California (higher) product. Sizing on Mexican product medium to large, very few XL. Coachella quality higher and sizing larger. Expect to see the Mexican market continue at very low levels.