Valley agriculture business continues to feel impact of supply chain issues

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FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — Current chain disruptions amid the pandemic have triggered a ripple influence for industries worldwide and Agriculture Is not any exception.

Ryan Jacobsen with the Fresno County Farm Bureau says labor and container shortages are Solely An factor of The drawback.

“First, It is our outgoing supplies,” he said. “The merchandise we develop right here, We aren’t In a place to get it out well timed overseas, costing gross sales right here domestically. Secondarily, It is these merchandise we convey onshore To assist us That are being delayed or stopped altogether.”

Between Might and September of 2021, the meals and greens exported from California have been down $2.1 billion.

Congressman David Valadao was On the port of L. a. A few week in the past and says He is doing what he can To deal with the disaster.

“All of this takes A lot of time And constructively one of the Neatest factor We will do is legal guidelines Which will assist Make constructive that our delivery corporations are serving to us transfer our merchandise and serving to as Many people get into the trucking world and again to work,” he said.

In the meantime, the agricultural group Inside the Central Valley stays optimistic An reply will come to play as they proceed doing their biggest To supply the meals hundreds of hundreds The world over Rely upon.

“We’ll proceed to develop the meals that All of us want,” says John Guthrie, President of the Tulare County Farm Bureau. “This Shall be A troublesome yr however I am constructive factors will get again to regular, so we will simply maintain doing what we do.”

To assist with The present disaster, A mannequin new program will permit people as youthful as 18 to drive interstate semi-vans.

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