AMS issued its first Market News report in 1915. Today, Fruit and Vegetable Market News disseminates detailed information on marketing conditions for hundreds of agricultural commodities at major domestic and international wholesale markets, production areas, and ports of entry. Using direct contacts with sales persons, suppliers, brokers, and buyers, Market News reporters collect, validate, analyze, and organize unbiased data on price, volume, quality and condition, making it available within hours of collection at no cost to you.
In response to customer needs for faster access and more comprehensive information, Market News has made available the Market News Portal – Fruit and Vegetables. There users can retrieve both current and historical price and movement information 24 hours a day. The Portal offers customized views and downloads of data from the present to 1998, for terminal and shipping point prices, movement reports and specialty crop information.