Glut of Mexican asparagus depresses the market

02/27/2014 06:00:00 PM
Vicky Boyd

She said she needs that much to just break even because her labor costs are so much higher than counterparts in Mexico.

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usa  |  February, 28, 2014 at 11:26 AM

Glut of Mexican ......depresses the market. You can fill in just about anything. Asparagus...tomatoes....take your pick.

Sidney Robinson    
Redland, Fl 33031  |  February, 28, 2014 at 01:43 PM

We would love to get some of those California grown asparagus here in South Fla mkts. (Please don't disk your fields) Would love to trade with hundreds of bushels of Fla grown (large) avocados in July & August.......

Leaf Grower    
Central Coast  |  March, 01, 2014 at 09:27 AM

That's right Eric. Mexican imports depress everything, tariffs are the answer to the importing of cheap produce in the U.S. I know a Mexican grower is looking at this and getting mad but hey, I know business is business but there is a balance between business and patriotism here in the U.S. not a free for all like how it is in other counties.

SJ Valley  |  March, 01, 2014 at 11:47 AM

And my local super?market is pricing it @ @$1.99/lb !!!!! If they would tag it at $.79-$.99, much would be bought, consumed and put in home freezers - the glut would be over - all would benefit.

Pasco  |  March, 01, 2014 at 02:27 PM

Someone is going to take it in the shorts at that price. Feb. 24th price of 11# Lg. was 1.06/lb at the border. There is tough chance that USA cost are going to compete with that

usa  |  March, 03, 2014 at 03:03 PM

Don't expect retailers to help, it makes way too much sense. When there's blood in the water the retailers start to circle, and gain higher profits with lower commodity costs. Retailers do not care about ending gluts?

CA  |  March, 03, 2014 at 06:35 PM

NAFTA was supposed to even the playing field. How is it even when my labor cost is $12.50/hour & Mexican growers pay $7.00 per day?

March, 04, 2014 at 01:50 PM


Mexican Grower    
Caborca, Mexico  |  March, 05, 2014 at 08:20 PM

That is how free markets work. They make the economy more efficient. And although it may sometimes mean that some businesses are going to be strongly affected, at the end, it has a positive impact in the overall U.S economy.

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