ConservasJul. 18, 2012
Duraznos/EE.UU: demanda podría superar la oferta I
CALIFORNIA’S peach harvest got under way in mid-June, but growers and processors have yet to agree on a raw material price. Labour cost, in particular, is a point for negotiation. Fruit size has also been a problem so far, the California Canning Peach Association (CCPA) reports in Peach Fuzz.
In absence of a fixed price agreement, processors are paying 75% of the three-year average raw material price, which amounts to USD224 per (short) ton. The balance will be paid once a price has been agreed. Purchases will be made on similar terms to last year (such as percentage offgrade and maturity). Machine harvesting is subject to processor approval and incurs a USD20/ton price differential.