CENTRAL AND SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA AND ARIZONA — Shipments fairly heavy — Movement expected about the same. Trading export very active, domestic fairly slow. Prices shippers first grade and choice 48-56s slightly lower, others generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons navels shippers first grade 48-56s mostly $10.63-12.65, 72s $9.63-11.65, 88s mostly $9.63-10.65, 113s $8.63-9.65, 138s $7.63-8.65; shippers choice 48-72s $7.63-9.65, 88s $7.63-8.65, 113s mostly $7.63-8.65, 138s mostly $6.63-7.65. Organic 7/10-bushel cartons navels shippers first grade 48-56s mostly $15.63-17.65, 72-88s mostly $14.63-16.65. Quality generally good.
FLORIDA — Shipments (68-74-70, includes export 2-5-1) — Prices not reported.
LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (47-48-38) — Movement of early varieties expected to decrease seasonally and valencia variety to increase seasonally. Trading early active, late fairly slow. Prices combination 72-138s and choice 113-138s generally unchanged from market high on Feb. 24, others generally unchanged. 7/10-bushel cartons early varieties (mostly pineapple and marr varieties) U.S. combination 56-72s $11.25-12.30, 88s $11.25-11.30, 113-138s $10.30-11.25; Texas choice 64-88s mostly $10, 113s $9.50-10, 138s mostly $8.50-9.50. Quality variable. Shipments include light volumes of valencia variety. Most shippers expect to be fully under way with valencia oranges by the week of March 14, with the first f.o.b. report expected the week of March 7.