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NY company cited for $600K PACA violations
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IFCO introduces new RPC Mini Series
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Hot veg market could be short-circuited by national unrest
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Basciani Foods kicks off USDA Box Program
As fourth-generation mushroom farmers, Basciani Foods has cemented itself as an expert in the category and have established great relationships with its retailer and foodservice clients through the years. The Avondale, PA-based company is also known for its giving nature, so it was no surprise when Basciani Foods Read More ...

British Columbia, which is large producer of cherries and berries this time of year, will experience a heat wave starting today and lasting through next Wednesday. Temperatures will rise approximate 10 degrees above where they were yesterday. Max temps will range from the mid-80s to low 90s depending on the exact location in the area. These warmer temps could have a positive impact on production numbers. Temperatures will return to normal (70s to low 80s) starting next Thursday.weat

California's San Joaquin Valley will see a warming trend this weekend with high temps rising by four to five degrees, getting to a peak of 105 on Monday. By next Thursday, however, things will change, and highs will drop to the mid-90s with low temps in the upper 60s. Next week’s temps will be six degrees below normal.

Parts of Chile will experience a mid-winter heat wave starting today and continuing through next Tuesday. Many citrus-growing regions will see a temperature jump of 20 degrees from yesterday to today. Max daily temps will be in the mid-70s today and will hit a max of 82 on Sunday before cooling off on Monday. Temperatures will remain warm through Tuesday before dipping back down into the low 60s on Wednesday, Aug. 7. The minimum temp for the region will get as high as 46 during this time before dropping back in the upper 30s later next week.

Hurricane Center Update
The disturbance off the coast of Florida is expected to bring heavy rainfall to portions of the Florida peninsula during the next day or two. Significant development of this system is not expected before it merges with a front and accelerates northeastward off the southeastern U.S. coast on Sunday. Georgia may not see any effects from the storm.

The Weathermelon app offers consolidated lists of global growing regions for each commodity; a 10-day detail forecast for each region; current radar maps (U.S. only); estimated harvest start/end dates for each commodity; monthly average high/low temps for each region; and custom daily alerts for temperature, precipitation and severe weather based on 10-day forecasts.

(David Robidoux is a co-founder Weathermelon)

 

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