Morning Star colleague Aaron Giampietro is back with another TOMATO BITES by Morning Star update. This release focuses on the latest findings of the May 2023 USDA National Agriculture Statistic Services report, which reveals an anticipated increase in planted acres compared to January’s statistics. Due to a wet winter and spring in the state, water allocations reached 100%. However, this also resulted in consistent fluctuations in tomato transplant schedules. With transplanting approaching completion and a long season ahead of us, Morning Star will remain highly focused on yields.
We invite you to access a special release article that provides a deeper level of context to the May 31 USDA NASS California Processing Tomato report.