As reported in May, Mandarin Oranges continue to be very difficult, with supply almost nonexistent in China. Prices rose drastically from April-July with increases as high as 25-30%. Some believe that there may be a few available stocks come September when the suppliers take a good look at what is left in the warehouse vs. what is expected to ship on contracts. We expect prices to hold firm until the new crop. New harvest normally begins at the end of October to early November, with shipments of canned mandarin oranges arriving at the end of December or early January. There will be little to no carryover going into the new crop that is expected to be better than last year’s. We should see some relief in prices heading into the New Year.