The U.S. Apple Association announced Fresh and Processing holdings as of April 1, 2019. U.S. fresh-market apple holdings of 51.2 million bushels on April 1, 2019, are 12 percent less than the April 1, 2018 holdings of 58.0 million bushels, and 4 percent less than the five-year average of 53.4 million bushels. Total processing apple holdings as of April 1, […]
Archives for April 2019
Examining the supply chain – are you ready for complete transparency?
In the March Petfood Blog, I asked the question – “Does transparency matter”? Champion Foods certainly thinks so. In fact, on March 21, 2019, Champion Petfoods announced it is forming the pet food industry’s first Transparency Council. This committee is comprised of outside third-party experts and animal owners, who will explore each step of […]
California Pear Bloom
The pear bloom in the Sacramento area started this week, and may reach full bloom by this weekend. The weather should be mostly warm and mild with some showers. The crop is much more uniform this year, but the bloom is running very late. Many growers pruned their orchards back hard in expectation of a […]
California Strawberry April 1, 2019
The California strawberry juice stock supply is running behind most of the last few years. Demand is high for juice grade fruit presently since the season was cut short last year. The volume of fresh market fruit has increased in the state, but the juice supply is running behind because the crop is very clean […]