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The Year Ahead: Weather and the changing climate

- Produce Blueprints
While it’s true weather has always been unpredictable, the last few years have proven this is now a vast understatement—with devastating weather events seeming to be the new normal.

VIDEO: More desert rain and quality problems

- General News
Some of Markon Cooperative's Markon First Crop (MFC) Iceberg and Leaf Lettuce items are not available this week with Markon Best Available or packer brand are being substituted as needed.

Ocean Mist Farms offers Frost-Kissed Artichokes

- General News
Ocean Mist Farms, the leading grower and marketer of fresh artichokes in North America, announces their first Frost-Kissed crop of the season currently being harvested out of their southern growing region in Coachella, Calif.

VIDEO: Low temps, ice hit desert crops, causing damage and delays

- General News
Cold temperatures and lettuce ice are developing in the Arizona/California desert growing region. Markon First Crop (MFC) Green Leaf, Iceberg, and Romaine packs are available.

ProduceIQ: Cold weather freezes index prices at all-time high

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Winter is making up for lost time. Back-to-back storms Ember and Finn brought wintery weather to most of the United States over the weekend, including ice to lettuce-growing regions in Arizona and more rain for water-logged Florida.

Desert ice forecast expected to disrupt production

- General News
A series of winter cold fronts are expected over the next week in the Arizona-California desert growing region, bringing a pattern of light rain followed by cool temperatures and lettuce ice conditions.

ProduceIQ: Wake up, sleeping giant

- Featured
Although the rest of the world is so over 2023, we have a few more observations from the peanut gallery to digest.

Florida winter storm update

- General News
Markon Cooperative released this update on the Florida weekend storm December 22, 2023.

ProduceIQ: Holiday prices burn bright for fresh produce

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We can’t guarantee 2023 will end on a high note, but we can predict it will be an expensive finale for produce buyers.

ProduceIQ: Thanksgiving pull is here, and so is the rain

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Heavy rain is forecasted for the Southeastern U.S. and California this week. This may come as dismal news for growers nearing harvest, but it is a reason to give thanks for off-season growers still fighting the effects of extreme drought.