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Strong demand for mushrooms continues
Demand continues to grow at a steady pace, according to Mushroom Council statistics. At the current rate, the forecast through 2014 is for 20 percent growth over the past five years, an increase of nearly 30 million pounds each year. Retail sales remain strong, with foodservice operations and schools embracing the ‘blendability’ concept of adding mushrooms to popular meat entrees.
Throughout the fall, mushroom supply has struggled to keep up with the growing demand as farms in some areas of the country have encountered production challenges and labor shortages. Farm closures in the United States and Canada have also impacted the volume of mushrooms available.
“It all starts with creating the composted growing medium for the mushrooms,” said Laura Phelps, American Mushroom Institute president. “Growers had difficulty finding adequate raw materials and other setbacks which have led to lower crop yields. Also since mushrooms are grown in highly automated, climate controlled buildings, quickly adding extra capacity isn’t possible or as easy as plowing up a few more acres. As a result, product shortages may occur at least through the end of the calendar year.”
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