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Pilot program turns to teenages amid severe U.S. truck driver shortage

The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, a branch of the Transportation Department, outlined details for the program last week, setting up training procedures and vehicle safety technology requirements.
January 21 , 2022

Florida's orange crop is set to be the smallest since WWII, sending juice prices surging

Citrus disease and bad weather are constraining supply of oranges in the United States and internationally. Meanwhile, demand for orange juice — which has been sliding for years — got a bump during the pandemic,.
January 21 , 2022

FPAA: ITC reports confirm Mexican cucumber, squash imports needed to meet rising demand

The FPPA's comments come in contrast to the reaction of growers and politicians from the Southeast, which said that the reports' findings show that duties are needed on the imports to protect domestic growers.
January 21 , 2022

Five ways to protect plants from cold weather

There are common household materials that can help plants that don't like cold temperatures, so if you still have fruits or vegetables that need to ripen, consider some of these ways to protect your plants.
January 21 , 2022

Dole affiliate receives social responsibility award in Costa Rica

The company was awarded for their project "De la Mano con Dole" — which loosely translates to "Hand-in-Hand with Dole".
January 21 , 2022

Canada: Fruit and vegetable shortages get worse as unvaccinated U.S. truckers turned away at border

Canadian border agents began refusing entry to unvaccinated American truckers at the start of this week, and it’s already causing chaos - particularly in fruit and vegetable markets.
January 20 , 2022

How to fertilize avocado trees

Fertilizing avocado trees, along with general care and proper planting, will give you the best chance of an abundant and healthy crop of fruit.
January 20 , 2022

Agronometrics in Charts: Peru’s dramatic increase in blueberry production sends pricing to an all time low

According to the latest forecasts, a growth of about 37 percent is expected in quantities shipped to the US by the end of this season in comparison to the previous season. 
January 20 , 2022

Upward Farms announces 'world's largest indoor vertical farm'

Upward Farms’ new facility in Pennsylvania will be 2-4x the size of the next largest vertical farms operated by their sector peers.
January 20 , 2022

"Unprecedented and crazy": Produce industry experts address supply chain crisis and provide recommendations

When asked about his prediction of freight rates, Jeff Moore of Tom Lange Companies said "rates this year and into 2023 are going to get higher as there are a lot of things going against us and demand isn't going to taper off".
January 20 , 2022