September 9, 2022

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Market Headlines


High Pathogenic Avian Influenza is having its worst outbreak since 2015.

Unfortunately after a quiet couple of months Turkey HPAI cases have started to return. As of today 6.1 million Turkeys have been lost.


A new detection of Avian Influenza was found in a commercial chicken flock, servicing the shell egg market, and is reported to have housed 4 million birds, all of which will have to be depopulated by the U.S.D.A.


Shell eggs are beginning to move higher as Avian Influenza has resurged. Cheese markets fell with weaker demand. The butter market has moved higher but cream has softened.

Grains / Oil

The soybean oil market traded down most of last week but closed higher with intense trading on Friday. Technical traders took the opportunity of the lower markets to put on some coverage. Canola values have decreased with the very good Canadian crop we are likely to see. Palm moved lower on weak demand and very large stocks.

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

Produce Market Updates



Market remains active. Supplies continue to be tight from both Peru and Mexico. Miami expecting some arrival delays but should clear up later in the week.

Beans – Green – Alert

Market is active on both coasts due to weather and production gaps limiting supplies in current growing regions.

Cabbage- Green & RedAlert

US supplies steady, however Mexico cabbage remains limited in supply with active markets.


Markets are starting gain strength as suppliers start to see yields reduce due to an increase in quality issues and a pick-up in demand.


Steady supplies reported this week on cilantro with markets holding.

Cucumbers Alert

West – Baja, CA very short supply, very hot, expect bloom drop in the next 12 days, Market will be unsettled through most of September. East- steady markets for now.


East – Eggplant demand and supply steady, West continues with lighter supplies.

Green Onions

Market is in a severe demand exceeds supply situation. Supplies have been reduced by high heat in the growing regions and now Hurricane Kay will bring strong winds and wet weather to the region. Harvests are estimated to be down 35-50% from their original forecast numbers thus creating a very active, and volatile market scenario. Conditions are expected through September. Quality is fair with heavy under sizing mostly small and occasional medium pencil sized green onions which creates labor issues as more work is done for fewer cases packed.

Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine

The markets on iceberg, romaine, romaine hearts, and green leaf all remain in a demand exceeds supplies. After the heat this past weekend an into this week, we will see increases in puffy iceberg, internal burn, aphid pressure increasing and supplies dropping more than previously reported with all commodity and value- added packs are impacted.


A few suppliers continue to struggle with supplies as they are fighting the recent heat. Markets this week reflect continuing supply struggles within the fresh mushroom industry.


Market remains extremely short and looks likely to continue that way through most of September now.

Peppers – Green, Red, Yellow & Chili-Alert

East Coast – Red peppers are still very tight, with active demand. Green peppers are steady with moderate demand. West Coast – Green bell supplies limited. Red and Yellows bells are short. Market will remain active.


Idaho market is firm on all cartons especially the 40ct-70ct and expected to continue likely for a few more weeks until sizing starts to improve. Smaller sizes should see the market come off sooner as production improves.

Squash Alert

East Coast – Both yellow and green squash are active markets but expected to come off as new growing regions start up. West Coast –Both Green and Yellow squash are very limited especially green zucchini. Recent heat is expected to compound supply issues from California production.

Tomatoes Alert

Round supplies remain limited due to high temps and previous rainfall; markets will continue to be elevated for 2 weeks. Grape, Cherry, and Roma markets remain stable both east and west.




Market remains steady with good supplies on #1 fruit; however, #2 fruit is a little tighter.


Lemons: Market is steady with a good mix of large fancy imports and California product which is heavy too choice grade mid sizes.

Oranges: Market is strong with limited supplies of 88-138 ct. California Valencia shippers are limiting their harvest to stretch out the season into October.

Lime: Market remains limited as rain is expected all week limiting the ability to harvest and jeopardizing the quality even further.


Supplies are light on large sizes due to seasonal low summer production and continued rainfall. Substitutions from 6 to 7 ct are taking place in some markets.


This market is unsettled, and recent heat may impact the market as we work our way through this week.