Apple Processing Report - Benton Harbor, MI
BENTON HARBOR, MICHIGAN 13-March-2018
Provided by: Fruit and Vegetable Market News,
             Federal Market News Service, USDA

Phone: (269)982-1004        Fax: (269)982-1005
   	
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APPLES FOR PROCESSING

Trading is fairly slow for juice and processing grade offerings.  
Prices are unchanged with processing grade apples at mostly 16.00 per 
cwt. while for juice apples range from 11.00-13.00 per cwt. f.o.b. or 
picked up at farm. The Michigan Processing Apple Growers Marketing 
Committee did not negotiate a minimum juice price or for undersize 
process apples for the 2017 season.  

MACMA did negotiate the following processing peeler and canner apple 
prices with several processors for the 2017 crop, 2-1/2 inch and up 
per cwt.: Idared 14.50, Jonagold and Crispin 14.00, hard varieties 
(including Jonathan, Empire and Jonathan) 13.00, soft varieties 
(mostly McIntosh, Red Delicious and summer varieties) 10.50.. 

For a list of the newest open invitations and bid solicitations from 
the USDA for fresh, frozen or juice, click on the link below:

http://www.ams.usda.gov/open-purchase-
request/Fruits%2C_Grades_&_Procurement_of

Retail prices for Apple Juice and Apple Juice Marked Cider can be 
viewed on the National Retail Report at:
 http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/fvwretail.pdf


Or the National Apple Processing Report at:
http://www.ams.usda.gov/mnreports/fvwaplproc.pdf