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Good market movement on turnips in United States
Turnips in the United States are currently growing in the warmer areas of the country. Although they prefer cooler conditions, the recent warm weather has evidently not affected growing conditions. Suppliers are seeing good volume and quality is also good.
"Turnips are growing in California, Arizona and Georgia at this time of year," said Todd Miedema of Miedema Produce. "We have seen decent supply and quality has also been good, indicating that growing conditions are ideal at the moment. Root crops generally prefer cooler conditions, however there have been no complaints so far despite the recent warmer weather in the region."
Miedema noted that turnips have been priced well, and not extreme in any way. "The market is good," he said. "Prices are not extremely high at the moment, and neither are they low. We are seeing good movement of produce while at the same time growers are enjoying solid returns. This is due to decent demand for turnips in the US."
Michigan season expected to start on time
One of the summer turnip growing states is Michigan. They have seen a relatively mild winter compared with the long term average, along with moderate precipitation. Current conditions are on the warm side, however growers are expecting a cooler March, which will ensure there won't be any early starts to the season should that eventuate.
"The Michigan season typically starts in the 3rd or 4th week of June," Miedema said. "Planting, however, usually begins in late March or early April, depending on the weather. Right now, it's been warmer than usual, but the long term forecast indicates that March will see cooler than average temperatures. So at this stage, growers do not anticipate an early start to the season."
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