WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (256-226-216) — Movement expected about the same. Trading moderate for fairly light supplies. Prices slightly higher. Cartons 24s film-lined mostly $33.56-34.50, film-wrapped mostly $34.56-35.50; 30s film-lined $30.35-33.95, film-wrapped mostly $31.97-33.95. Quality variable.
IMPERIAL AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF. — Shipments (56-70-94) — Movement expected about the same. Trading early very active, late fairly active. Prices film-lined and film-wrapped slightly higher, others much higher. Cartons 24s mostly $30-32.45, 24s film-lined mostly $32.55-34.65, 24s film-wrapped mostly $33.55-35.58. Quality variable.
CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Harvest expected to begin the week of March 21 with most shippers expecting to be fully under way the week of March 28. Quality expected to be generally good. FIRST REPORT.