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Peru blueberry shipments through Philadelphia and New York City expected to decrease seasonally

The state of California is experiencing unprecedented catastrophic flooding that is relentless and very destructive. It is affecting the agricultural industry by curtailing harvest due to record amounts of rainfall in some parts of the state. It is too early to update on any related crop damages until the rain subsides. Some roads have been closed, making it difficult for some drivers to get to the shipper or to farms and even to their final destinations. There is another storm brewing in the Pacific Ocean, which is expected to bring more rain to the state later in the week.

Peru imports of blueberries through Philadelphia and New York City area ports of entry are expected to decrease as most growers are finished for the season. Trading is fairly slow, with prices unchanged. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids large 22.00-26.00. Quality variable. The movement of blueberries through Arizona, California, and Texas is expected to increase. Trading is moderate.

Chile's imports of blueberries through various east coast ports of entry are expected to increase as harvest increases. Trading is fairly active. Flats 12 1-pint cups with lids large 17.00-20.00. Chile's imports of blueberries through various west coast ports of entry are expected to increase as harvest increases. Trading very light for very light supplies.


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Source: mymarketnews.ams.usda.gov


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