supply chain

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 »

Farm Bureau urges USDA to address supply chain issues

The American Farm Bureau Federation on Sept. 3 sent a letter to Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack detailing a list of solutions to address critical su... READ MORE »

USDA to invest $4 billion in food supply chain improvements

Citing lessons learned from the COVID-19 pandemic and recent supply chain disruptions, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) announced June 8 plan... READ MORE »


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