WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (399-392-346) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading early active, late slow. Prices lower. Cartons film-lined 24s mostly $18.50-20.56, film-wrapped 24s mostly $19.50-21.56, 30s (heavy supplies) mostly $15.45-16.47. Quality variable. Shippers generally estimate 10% to 20% loss in yields in scattered fields because of the sclerotinia fungus. Some shippers are picking premature heads in order to avoid additional loss. Current pack outs are heavy to 30s. 24s are generally light weight.



IMPERIAL AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF. — Shipments (117-109-101) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early fairly active, late very slow. Prices much lower. Cartons 24s $10-12, 24s film-lined mostly $13-16, 24s film-wrapped mostly $14-17. Quality variable. A few shippers report 10% loss in yields in scattered fields because of the sclerotinia fungus. These shippers are picking premature heads in order to avoid additional.

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Pricing Dates: 
Sunday, January 23, 2011 to Saturday, February 5, 2011

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