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Melanie Wong | Aug 8, 202012:21 PM     2

" . . . The latest shutdown order doesn't have an expiration date, leading Shaw to predict depressed markets could last into August, as restaurants don't know when they'll be able to resume indoor dining.

Brazeel said he's ready for a wild ride.

'I fully expect roller-coaster markets this winter on the wet vegetables, because of the reduced plantings, and then pockets of resurgence of volume—of restaurants reopening or schools utilizing it,' Brazeel said. 'I think that there's just as good of an opportunity of the market being really high as opposed to disastrous like it has been, just because decreased supply obviously will result in higher pricing.'

Shaw said some farmers reduced plantings of leafy greens as the first round of shelter-in-place orders took hold.

'It's typically a 90-day crop from seed to emergence to harvest,' he said, noting that people started backing off on acreage in March and early April. 'That reduction started hitting about June 15' . . ."

New shutdowns complicate farms’ plans

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