How Locally Grown Products are Disrupting F&B Manufacturing

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It means buying food that is sourced and/or grown within a geographical location that could be considered “local”. Some examples include sugar from Michigan grown sugar beets, cereals from midwest grain producing states, and potato products from Idaho grown potatoes. The “locally grown” movement has been fueled by the perception that locally grown, produced and sourced foods contain many benefits. It is a concept and source of food products that is here to stay.

The Definitive Guide on Produce Season Transportation Impacts

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And if most of your production happens in FL, you may choose to divert sourcing to your secondary facility, say in New Jersey, during heavy produce shipping season months to avoid the heightened costs. Idaho. Idaho is nearly synonymous with potatoes but that is not all the state grows. If working with product going to or from Idaho during those times, expect to deal with capacity and rate fluctuations as the crop is harvested and exported out of state.

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Van and Reefer Operators Give Thanks for Rate Increases

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Look for loads of trees leaving Oregon, and potatoes out of Idaho or North Dakota. Twin Falls, Idaho is a great source for outbound reefer loads, prior to Thanksgiving. Thanks in part to seasonal food items, rates are finally trending back up for vans and reefers. Late harvests are beginning the journey to your Thanksgiving table, via food processing plants and distribution centers.

This Week in Logistics News (February 19-23, 2018)

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Apple in talks with miners to secure cobalt supplies: sources (Reuters). Just when you though the Electronic Logging Devices (ELD) mandate was a settled matter, legislators in South Dakota, Missouri, Tennessee and Idaho are still fighting the battle. This was school vacation week for my kids, which means it was a working vacation for me — with more emphasis on vacation than working.

Rhode Island Named Bottom State for Infrastructure and Transportation as US Underinvestment Takes Toll

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Idaho. #21. Idaho. The legislation mandates that 80% of the overall funding will comes from these sources before the federal government will step in with financial support. Rhode Island has been given the dubious distinction of being named the worst state in the US for infrastructure by both CNBC and US News , amongst a poor outlook for the US as a whole by the American Society of Civil Engineers.