LIVE FROM THE FIELDS: Ash in Salinas Valley Produce

Watch the latest Markon Live from the Fields video regarding ash from wildfires affecting produce crops in the Salinas Valley.

  • The River Fire in Salinas, California is covering the entire valley in smoke and ash
  • Harvesting crews will not be able to remove the ash completely from commodity and value-added items such as broccoli, lettuce, strawberries, and other crops
  • The entire industry will face this issue for well after the fire is put out and at present it’s only at 7% containment
  • As air quality worsens, farmworker safety concerns may cause harvest cancelations and product shortages
  • Markon inspectors are monitoring conditions closely and will update further as needed

Please contact your Markon customer service representative for further information.

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August 19, 2020