The US is now experiencing some of the hottest temperatures of the summer. With triple-digit temperatures in many parts of the country, it can get extremely hot and have serious effects on the body. Wild and manmade fires are burning all over the country and destroying millions of acres of forest and vegetation. As a result of excessive heat within some growing areas, it can have an adverse effect on farming and harvesting crops. This will put some pressure on the produce markets with lighter supplies available and higher prices for the consumer. Other than the heat affecting produce markets, transitioning to newer fields is also a contributing factor with fewer supplies in the market.
The movement of Mexican asparagus crossings through Arizona, California, and Texas is expected to remain about the same. Trading jumbo and large sizes are fairly active while the standard is fairly slow. Prices are slightly lower, while jumbo is generally unchanged. Peruvian imports of asparagus through South Florida ports of entry are expected to be about the same. One shipper remarked that a delay would be helpful and good at this time, but the product keeps coming in and on time. Another shipper commented that arrivals are fairly steady due to a slight container shortage allotted to Peruvian asparagus when compared to other commodities. Trading on jumbo, extra-large, and standard moderate, others fairly slow.
The movement of asparagus from Michigan is expected to decrease sharply as the season comes to an end. The remaining supplies are insufficient and in too few hands to establish a market. The last report was issued this week. The movement of avocados crossing from Mexico through Texas is expected to increase seasonally. Trading is slow. A first report was issued on the 2022 crop season. Extra services are included. Peruvian imports of avocados through Philadelphia and New York City ports of entry movement expected to remain about the same. Trading remains moderate, with prices generally unchanged. The movement of avocados from the Southern California District is expected to increase seasonally during the 2022 crop season.