COVID Legislature is Slaughtering the Supply Chain.

High grocery demand, along with rising freight prices and Omicron-related labor shortages, is causing a new wave of backlogs in processed food and fresh produce industries, resulting in empty supermarket shelves at major stores across the country. Perishable produce growers all throughout the West Coast are paying nearly quadruple pre-pandemic trucking costs to get lettuce and…

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U.S. Northern Border Supply Chain is Being Crippled in the Name of Omicron.

Industry insiders fear that the federal government’s vaccine mandate for cross-border truckers will exacerbate already-strained supply lines, resulting in grocery store shortages. On Jan. 10, Sylvain Charlebois, professor and senior director of Dalhousie University’s Agri-Food Analytics Lab, tweeted, “Ottawa’s plan to require all truckers entering from the United States to show proof of vaccination starting…

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