Thursday, December 18, 2008

USDA Truck rate report - Dec. 18

From the USDA's Truck Rate Report of Dec. 18:


A surplus of trucks was reported for the following commodities and regions: sweet potatoes from Atwater Livingston California, carrots and grapes from Kern District, grapes and kiwi from San Joaquin Valley California, mixed vegetables and citrus from Central & South Florida, tomatoes from Central Florida, citrus, avocados and mixed fruits and vegetables from Mexico Crossings Through Texas,and cabbage from San Antonio-Wintergarden District Texas. A slight shortage of trucks was reported for the following commodities and regions: melons and mixed vegetables from Mexico Crossings through Nogales, Arizona. A shortage of trucks was reported for the following commodities and regions: potatoes from San Luis Valley Colorado, potatoes from Upper Valley, Twin Falls-Burley District Idaho and Columbia Basin Washington, and onions from Idaho and Malheur County, Oregon. LAST REPORT was issued for potatoes from Northwestern Washington. All other districts reported an adequate supply of trucks.


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