WESTERN ARIZONA — Shipments (216-212-267) — Movement expected to increase slightly. Trading moderate. Supplies 30s heavy. Prices much lower. Cartons 24s film-lined mostly $25.50-27.56, film-wrapped mostly $26.50-28.56; 30s film-lined mostly $19.55-22.45, film-wrapped mostly $20.50-22.58. Quality variable.
IMPERIAL AND PALO VERDE VALLEYS, CALIF. — Shipments (94-86-79) — Movement expected to decrease slightly. Trading early moderate, late fairly slow. Prices lower. Cartons 24s $22-22.95, 24s film-lined mostly $23-25, 24s film-wrapped mostly $24-26. Quality variable.
CENTRAL SAN JOAQUIN VALLEY, CALIF. — Harvest was 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.