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MARKET REPORT – DEC. 9TH 2015

No major shortages – all is good

I guess we will talk about the weather, because it is going to impact you one way or another next week.  This onslaught of winter storms that have been pounding coastal BC and bringing spring-like temperatures on the Prairies will continue for some time, but the direction is going to change, bringing storms in from farther north, and mixing with cold interior air.  Temperatures next week are expected to drop by about 8C throughout the West Coast from here south to southern California.  That is going to reduce the growing degree days by 60% – which means there will be about 1/3 the normal heat units to promote growth.

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MARKET REPORT – OCT. 28TH, 2015

“The plants will grow back”

Driving an hour north of Tecoman, the heart of Mexico’s export organic production, you are awe-struck by the mighty Colima Volcano, which is very active with frequent eruptions.  Equally amazing is how high the Sierra Madre Mountains are from Colima north for 100 miles – soaring up to 12,000 feet high.  With a bizarre twist of fate, Hurricane Patricia took a sharp right turn as it made landfall, missing Manzanillo, and then a nearly immediate left, missing Puerto Vallarta, and right smack dab into this high mountain range.  Those mountains shredded Patricia quickly, and the storm shrunk as quickly as it grew – the largest storm ever measured in history, went from a tropical storm to a monster Category 5 in 36 hours, and was back to tropical storm status just as quickly.  This is not to say that it was not a significant storm, and had devastating impact, but there have been only a handful of storm-related deaths.

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