LOWER RIO GRANDE VALLEY, TEXAS — Shipments (6-4-4) — Movement expected to decrease because of lighter harvest and crop damage. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Supplies light. Prices cartons bunched cilantro and dill supplies in too few hands to establish a market. Quality variable. Harvest curtailed because of freezing temperatures and ice that occurred Feb. 2-5. Growers resumed harvest on Feb. 7 and continued to assess crop damage.
ALL CALIFORNIA DISTRICTS — Shipments (2-3-3) —
OXNARD DISTRICT, CALIF. — Movement expected about the same as the 1 unit shipped the week of Jan. 31 to Feb. 6. Trading early fairly slow, late moderate. Prices higher. Cilantro cartons 30s $8.65-10.65. Quality variable.
IMPERIAL AND COACHELLA VALLEYS, CALIF., CENTRAL AND WESTERN ARIZONA AND MEXICO CROSSINGS THROUGH CALEXICO AND SAN LUIS — Crossings (14-12-9; shipments AZ 6-5-2; CA 1-1-1) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate. Prices lower. Cilantro cartons bunched 60s mostly $14.45-15.45, 30s mostly $8.45-9.35. Quality variable.