In this weeks episode of The Produce Industry Podcast w/ Patrick Kelly we are brining a BIG ISSUE to the table happening in Texas. Did you know that produce crossings take up to 10 days to complete reporting? There was a lot of changes to the rule in 2021 about data/analytics into the country from Mexico into Texas.
There are a team of produce professionals fighting to get this rule changes to be able to have transparency all across the board.
Brent Erenwert – Brothers Produce of Houston
Martha Montoya – Ag Tools, Inc.
Amanda Horney – London Fruit Company (Grub Market)
Allison Moore – Fresh Produce Association of the Americas
Dante Galazzi – Texas International Produce Association
Learn from these subject matter experts on how to better our produce community and build a better tomorrow!!
Market Transparency: The crossings report used to provide near-real-time data on goods crossing the border, giving businesses a clear view of supply and demand dynamics. This information is vital for informed decision-making, price adjustments, and effective inventory management. However, the current 10-day delay in crossing information leaves us in the dark about the current domestic market conditions.
Informed Purchasing: Importers, such as those in the lime industry, depend on this data to make well-informed purchasing decisions. Knowledge of when and what goods are crossing the border helps them plan their buying strategies, ensuring they can meet consumer demands without overstocking or understocking.
Predicting Market Trends: The report empowers importers to anticipate market trends by examining the volume and types of goods entering the market. It’s a valuable tool for adjusting pricing and production strategies in response to shifting market conditions.
Consumer Impact: Changes in the crossings report directly affect consumers, influencing the availability and pricing of fresh produce items. Ensuring the accuracy of this information is critical to guarantee affordable access to high-quality goods for the public.
Economic and National Security: The crossings report isn’t just economically significant; it also has national security implications. Maintaining a stable and reliable supply chain for fresh produce is essential to safeguard the nation’s food security, given that over 60% of our fruit and 40% of our vegetables are imported into the US.
Tune in and Tune On!!!!
FANCY SPONSORS: Ag Tools, Inc.: https://www.agtechtools.com, Flavor Wave, LLC.: https://flavorwavefresh.com, Noble Citrus: https://noblecitrus.com, Buck Naked Onions/Owyhee Produce, Inc.: http://www.owyheeproduce.com and John Greene Logistics Company: https://www.jglc.com and Summer Citrus From South Africa; https://www.summercitrus.com
CHOICE SPONSORS: Indianapolis Fruit Company: https://indyfruit.com, Equifruit: https://equifruit.com Arctic® Apples: https://arcticapples.com Sev-Rend Corporation: https://www.sev-rend.com, Jac Vandenberg Inc.: https://www.jacvandenberg.com Dole Fresh Vegetables: https://www.dole.com/en/produce/vegetables WholesaleWare: https://www.grubmarket.com/hello/software/index.html Continental Fresh, LLC: https://www.continentalfresh.com Golden Star Citrus, Inc.: http://www.goldenstarcitrus.com
STANDARD SPONSORS: Freshway Produce: https://www.freshwayusa.com , Yo, Quiero/Fresh Innovations, LLC.: https://yoquierobrands.com/ RPE/Tasteful Selections: https://www.tastefulselections.com/ Ben B. Schwartz & Co.:https://benbdetroit.com/ and Citrus America: https://citrusamerica.com
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