A week after it was rescinded, financial losses from Texas Governor Abbott’s 10-day border inspection requirement are being tallied up. Estimates are in the hundreds of millions of dollars per day, in the midst of the ongoing global supply chain crisis. Spoiled produce, missed deliveries and late contracts, diesel fuel spent idling for up to 24 hours at a time in an attempt to keep refrigerated units running while waiting in line, and wasted driver hours all add to the totals.
Movement of Mexican asparagus crossings through Calexico, California, and San Luis Arizona, are expected to decrease seasonally. Trading was moderate at higher prices as a few shippers have finished for the season. A wide range in quality is reported and shippers report that this is expected to be their last week with significant volume expected out of the Caborca region.
Mexican blueberry crossings through Arizona, California, and Texas are expected to increase. Trading was moderate early and fairly slow later at lower prices. Quality is reported as variable. Many present shipments are from prior bookings and/or previous commitments.