The price, agreed on with the help of a mediator by the association and area packers, was down considerably from last year’s starting price of $1.18 a pound.
“The price is lower than probably the growers were expecting,” said Doug Olsen, the association’s president. “But that is where the market came out, and it is a good place to start so we can move this crop.”
The initial minimum price is a starting point, and in some years, it moves up.
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