supply chain

ProducePay survey highlights growers’ concerns

ProducePay's second annual survey exploring business stability for produce stakeholders highlights concerns facing the industry, including pricing vol... READ MORE »

NPC, trade groups urge Biden to intervene to avert West Coast port disruption

With the collective-bargaining agreement between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association expiring today, ... READ MORE »

California ports continue to have backups

As ongoing port congestion and persistent shipping obstacles continue to block movement of California agricultural goods, farmers and exporters face b... READ MORE »

USDA, NWSA partnering on pop-up site to ease export jam at Seattle port

The USDA is partnering with Northwest Seaport Alliance (NWSA) to enhance access to a 49-acre pop-up site to accept either dry agricultural or refriger... READ MORE »

NPC: Setting policy agenda for potato growers for 2022

During this year’s Washington Summit (Feb. 18-March 2), potato growers from across the country joined the National Potato Council (NPC) in D.C. duri... READ MORE »

Pop-up loading site coming to help ease ag export backup

On Jan. 31, Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced plans to increase capacity at the Port of Oakland in Oakland, California and improve service f... READ MORE »

IFPA, Canadian ag minister meet to discuss trade, trucking issues

On Jan. 27, a delegation from Canada, including Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food Marie-Claude Bibeau, met with USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack in Wash... READ MORE »

FDA issues guidance for food producers disrupted by supply chain issues

The Food & Drug Administration (FDA) issued the following statement to the agriculture and food industry on Jan. 27: The FDA has been worki... READ MORE »

Supply chain issues especially hard on perishables

On Jan. 6, 2022, there were a record 105 shipping vessels anchored or loitering off the coast of Southern California waiting for openings to dock at t... READ MORE »

Potato industry leaders Quarles, Toaspern talk issues, market outlook

Supply-chain woes and economic inflation are on the minds of many Americans these days, and the effect of those problems hasn’t escaped the potato i... READ MORE »

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