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Trucking crisis has U.S. looking for more drivers abroad

The shortage of truckers across the U.S. has become so severe that companies are trying to bring in drivers from abroad like never before.
August 04 , 2021

GrubMarket acquires West Coast produce wholesaler

The company was founded in 1934 and supplies a wide range of both year-round and seasonal products including apples, pears, cherries, potatoes, onions, berries and citrus.
August 04 , 2021

Tanzania: PM orders distribution of free avocado seedlings

The distribution of free avocado seedlings will inspire and motivate farmers to grow the crop and improve their incomes, he said.
August 04 , 2021

British cherries to flood supermarket shelves after July's heatwave

A cold and rainy spring had threatened this year's output, but growers are now celebrating a massive yield.
August 04 , 2021

Del Monte: Easing of Covid-19 restrictions drives sharp Q2 profit growth

The company's net income more than doubled over the period, while gross profit in the banana segment grew by 20 percent driven by North America and Europe.
August 04 , 2021

U.S. ports face peak-season "gridlock plus" as anchorages fill

Around 80 container ships are now at anchor awaiting berths at ports on all three U.S. coastlines, with peak season set to begin in earnest, implying even more congestion ahead.
August 03 , 2021

Agronometrics in Charts: Apple market sees high pricing in 2021

In July of this year, the average prices of apples in the U.S. market were US$1.63 per kilogram, a 22 percent increase year on year.
August 03 , 2021

Bayer to drop Roundup from U.S. lawn and garden market

The company says it will replace the products with alternative formulations in 2023 as part of a five-point plan to contain its litigation risk.
August 03 , 2021

Colombian avocado exports nearly double through May

Exports to all destinations over the five-month period rose by 88 percent to US$114.3 million, according to ProColombia.
August 03 , 2021

Greenyard closes sales of Dutch division, ends U.K. fruit packing JV

Greenyard expects that these transactions will have no material effect on the Group’s adjusted EBITDA or its earlier given guidance.
August 03 , 2021