9.2.14 Crop Update

Posted September 4th, 2014

Northwest processors to pay more for pears this year in order to secure tonnage.

California Drought Update 8.25.14

Posted August 25th, 2014

Top 10 US Cities Running Out of Water By Ethan A. Huff, Natural News | August 18, 2014 Old Sacramento area, California (Kevin Cortopassi, CC BY-ND 2.0) The U.S. Drought Monitor has released new data on U.S. cities that are running out of water — and believe it or not, the top 10 spots are… Read more »

Trade Show Calendar

Posted July 25th, 2014

2014 Upcoming Events Check us out at the events listed below. Download trade show calendar August  2 – 4: Louisiana Food Service & Hospitality Expo - New Orleans, LA 26: Tampa Food Fanatics Live Event, Tampa Bay Times Forum – Tampa, FL 26 – 28: FAB Summer Sales, Marketing, & Procurement Conference - Uncasville, CT September  7 – 9: Florida Restaurant &… Read more »

California Drought Update

Posted July 22nd, 2014

Mother Jones reports it would require more than a foot of rain to end California’s drought, which is unlikely at best. Read the full article to view detailed maps outlining the dramatic reservoir conditions and drought outlook. 

4.11.14 Crop Update — California Drought a Concern

Posted April 11th, 2014

California Tomatoes/Drought You’ve no doubt heard the national news over past few months regarding concerns over the water shortage in California. Indeed, 75% of the water in that state goes towards agricultural needs. At NJFC we share this significant concern over tomato tonnage availability for the upcoming 2014 Pack season.  The CTGA Board accepted the… Read more »

Neil Jones Keeps You Updated

Posted January 8th, 2014

Throughout the harvest season, Neil Jones will continue to keep you updated with the latest crop data available. Visit these websites for additional updates: California Tomato Grower’s Association Processing Tomato Advisory Board NW Pear Association Pacific Northwest Canned Pears

10.18.13 Crop Update – Tomatoes & Fruit

Posted October 18th, 2013

October 18, 2013 Crop Update – Tomatoes and Fruit California Tomatoes Pack has concluded for most Processors and those left will finish in next few days. It looks as though California will finish with about 12.1-12.2 million tons for the 2013 season. Final tonnage is short of original projection of over 13 million tons in… Read more »

9.25.13 Crop Update – Pears

Posted September 25th, 2013

September 25 2013 – Notes from Pear Grower Fred Duckwall, president of Duckwall Fruit in Hood River, Oregon, provided this commentary: “The question has arisen about why so few Green Bartletts delivered this year have been allocated as ‘canners’. We typically have never received the total canner contract amounts from growers and therefore pears are… Read more »

9.6.13 Crop Update – Harvest

Posted September 6th, 2013

September 6, 2013 – Harvest Update California Tomatoes We’ve crossed the halfway point with the California Tomato Harvest. This week’s projections were just reduced to only 936,000 tons in light of increasing green fruit. We’re also beginning to see some signs of blossom end rot. We are still anticipating a shortfall this year given the… Read more »

Service Fee Update

Posted August 21st, 2013

Important Update for Additional Service and Standards Fees Effective October 1, 2013  Standard Charges for Assessorial Services Services Pricing Per Application (including but not limited to) Case Picking $0.45 Case Less than full pallet quantities per SKU ordered (56cans-60 Pouches) Restocking Fee Returns $3.00 Case Product being returned with RMA (Pre-Approved) Order Cancellation Fee $0.50… Read more »

8.1.13 Crop Update – World Processing

Posted August 1st, 2013

August 1st, 2013 WPTC Update World Processing Tomato Council AMITOM countries France They were some very heavy storms over the weekend in both the south-east and south-west but according to field reports these did not cause big damages in the fields. The temperature is expected to be very high again this week (35 °C plus)…. Read more »

7.17.13 Crop Update – Curly Top

Posted July 17th, 2013

  Curly top virus hits processing tomatoes in San Joaquin Valley Excerpt from page 3 of The Farm News, an official publication of the Kern County Farm Bureau: Processing tomato growers in the central San Joaquin Valley have reported increased incidence of a plant disease that has caused significant crop losses in some fields and… Read more »

7.17.13 Crop Update – World Processing

Posted July 17th, 2013

July 17th, 2013 WPTC Update AMITOM countries Greece The weather is generally good. There have been some rain damage in fields, but some un- contracted volumes should compensate these losses. One factory started this week (15 July) in the south, another should start tomorrow, and the rest in early August. The end of the crop expected for the… Read more »

Be a Tomato Expert!

Posted June 28th, 2013

At Neil Jones, we think that everyone who is passionate about quality tomato products can be a Tomato Expert. We have produced a variety of videos to educate restaurateurs and others on not only our tomato products, but also the technical aspects of using them. Current topics include refractometer basics, consistometer basics, and the drained… Read more »

6.26.13 Crop Update – California Tomato Stats

Posted June 26th, 2013

June 26th, 2013 CLFP Statistics Excerpt from the California League of Food Processors (CLFP) Tomato Statistics Report: U.S. PROCESSED TOMATO STOCKS-ON-HAND REPORT FOR JUNE 1, 2013 Inventories of U.S. processed tomato products  were approximately 5.2 million tons, stated on a  raw product equivalent basis, as of June 1,  2013, according to a report released today… Read more »