California processing strawberry volume is running a little ahead of last year at this point in time.
Cold storage inventory of strawberries at the end of April in the US is up from where it was in 2016.
Processing grade strawberry for the freezer market has been slower this year while juice grade year to date has been larger. Fresh market pricing has been low recently.
Freezer grade strawberry volume has been lower this year. Processor price posting is later this year than in the recent past.
California fresh market strawberries are lagging behind the volume of the past few seasons YTD.