Michigan produce items currently available: Corn, Lettuce, Greens, Chard, Blueberries, Peaches, Radish, Beets, Celery, Squash, Cabbage, Green and Wax Beans, Tomatoes, Cucumbers, and Peppers.
Yellow Squash and Zucchini (Michigan):
- Steady supplies.
- Zucchini slightly lower.
- Quality variable.
- Light supplies.
- Good quality overall.
- Good supplies in Michigan. Quality generally good.
- New crop Yellow and Red onions are available with White onions just around the corner.
- Market on Red onions are firm with good demand.
- Yellow prices remain steady with ample supplies of Yellows in most growing areas, it appears that the market could be low and steady for the season- but it is produce… anything can happen.
- New crop russets are here!
- Prices are steady with good supplies.
- Very nice mix of sizes are available. Very nice skin set- the weather is cooperating perfectly.
- Most of the sheds in Washington or Oregon will be running by the end of the week 31.
- Storage supplies are exhausted for the most part, with there just being a handful left.
- The broccoli market gained a little strength last week as supplies remained steady, but demand picked up.
- Some shippers have better supplies than others, and overall we expect to see pricing continue to trend up.
- Supplies of small fruit such as 230s and 250s are heavy as the new crop has started.
- Lemon supply is down in the US and has caused a higher demand for Limes as a substitution.
- Lemons are a summer mess with supplies in the dumps and the market is skyrocketing.
- Supplies are extremely tight and are not expected to improve for a few months; this is all based on the sizes and grades.
- This situation is expected to last for at least the next two months. District 2 crop is off by almost 35%.
- Supplies are light and pricing is expected to be strong on the new crop fruit for the next several weeks.
- Shippers are quoting on a daily basis.
- Loins- Just Steady
- Rounds- Steady
- Chucks- Steady
- Ribs- Steady
- Grinds- Steady
- Whole broiler/fryer prices are weak and trending lower going into next week.
- Supplies are available for current needs, with retail and food service being mostly light to moderate.
- Dealers see no need to extend floor stocks behind regular commitments.
- Market activity is slow to moderate.
- In the parts structure, jumbo wings are steady, balance of white items are steady to weak.
- Hams- Just Steady
- Butts- Just Steady
- Ribs- Steady
- Trim- Steady
- Loins- Just Steady
- The market on fresh tom breast meat and fresh beast trim is steady to firm with the balance of white meats and white trims is at least steady.
- Demand on fresh white meats and white trims moderate to instances good.
- Further processed demand moderate to good with some thawing frozen product to satisfy needs.
- Trading slow to moderate, mostly slow centering on fresh tom breast meat.
- Pricing will continue to be firm as demand remains steady.
- 2019 Barents Seas quota will be released in October, we do anticipate significant cuts to be announced.
- Icelandic Cod: Prices have been high at auction and only 5% of the quota remains to be caught.
- Due to the cuts in the Barents Sea, anticipate that pricing will remain firm.
- Pricing remains firm as the refresh market demand remains strong in both China and Europe.
- Quotas are not expected to change as we head into 2019.
- Pricing continues to firm due to lack of supply in late 2017 and increase demand as people switch from Cod to Haddock.
- Average size haddock are still large. There is more demand than supply of 8-10 oz. and 10-12 oz. and expect limited inventories to continue throughout the summer.
- The rising prices of Cod and Haddock is causing the pricing of Pollock to remain firm as demand increases.
- Although prices are firming, Pollock continues to remain a great value.
- Supply continues to be tight as current landings are behind this same period in 2017.
- Prices are firming faster than expected.
- Pricing will remain stable into Q3.
- We expect demand to strengthen as we head into the 2018 fishing season (July).
Cold Water Shrimp:
- Due to shortness in the market, inventory is tight and prices are firming.
U.S Atlantic Sea Scallops:
- Fishing began on April 1st and landings have been good.
- US imports continue to decline, and prices remain at a multi-year low. The market is expected to remain stable through 2018.
- Demand is strong for Chilean Salmon with outputs not meeting projections due to early harvesting in Q1.
- Prices continue to strengthen as we will see decreased volumes in the back half of 2018 and packers put a priority on the fresh market.
Warm Water Shrimp:
- White Shrimp prices have stabilized as peak harvest season begins.
- Black Tigers – Due to adequate inventory levels, prices are expected to remain stable through Q3.
- Cheese barrel prices saw a large slip on Monday from their run up last week.
- Barrel prices have been making up that lost ground.
- Blocks, also have moved northbound this week.
- Even though milk volumes are down from their peak across the country, cheese makers in all regions are not short on milk for cheese production.
- Spot milk prices varied by locality.
- Butter production is down mainly due to lower cream supplies available for churning.
- The cream market is on a bullish position and buyers are paying higher premiums, compared to a few weeks ago.
- Some butter makers prefer to sell the cream in the spot marketing instead of churning.
Fluid Milk and Cream:
- Milk volumes remain regionally specific this week.
- Upper Midwestern temperatures saw an increase over the weekend, but contacts suggest it will not be enough to lighten seasonally sufficient supplies.
- School season has hit in the South, and Class 1 intakes are up there.
- Upper Midwestern school bottling is expected to see upticks in the next two weeks.
- Spot milk discounts into cheese production were noticeably and unexpectedly thinner this week.
- Prices of New York eggs are 3 cents higher for Extra Large, Large, and Medium.
- Regional and California prices are steady. The undertone is steady to firm. Offerings are light to moderate.