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Leaders are making supply chain disruptions worse

- Analysis
Governments have done a less-than-desirable job in educating, communicating, and forging regulations during the supply chain crisis.

DHS to require COVID-19 vaccination for non-U.S. travelers entering U.S. ports of entry

- General News
Last night during a call with U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials, the International Fresh Produce Association was briefed that, effective January 22, 2022, U.S. Customs and Border Protection would begin enforcing a requirement for entry into the U.S. for essential workers.

Vaccination proof complicates produce shipments to Canada

- Analysis
As of January 15, Canadian border authorities have been instructed to refuse access to their nation to truckers who cannot show proof of vaccination. Canadian truckers who drive into the U.S. won’t be let back into their own country without proof of vaccination either.

Canada reverses decision on truckers, vaccine mandate back on

- General News
As announced in November and as we've communicated with the industry recently, starting January 15, unvaccinated Canadian truck drivers entering Canada will need to meet requirements for pre-entry, arrival and Day 8 testing, as well as quarantine requirements.

Canada halts vaccine mandate for truckers

- General News
Political and industry pressure appear to have helped the Canadian government to drop its mandate that all Canadian truckers prove they have taken coronavirus vaccine shots.

NGA urges Biden Administration to grant vaccine mandate grocery exemption

- Retail
The National Grocers Association, the trade association representing the independent supermarket industry, has written a letter to the Biden administration urging the U.S. Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) to consider exempting businesses in the food supply chain from the COVID-19 Vaccine and Testing Mandate following the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals decision to lift the stay on the Emergency Temporary Standard (ETS).

USDA has lowest vaccination rate among government agencies

- General News
USDA had the lowest percentage of COVID vaccinated employees among all government departments, with 86 percent of employees receiving at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

Fruit Logistica 2022 to require COVID vaccine for entry

- General News
The leading trade fair for the global fresh fruit industry Fruit Logistica will be held as an attendance event in Berlin from the 9th to 11th February 2022. Guests should be fully vaccinated or recovered.

Taylor Farms and Yuma County partner with national guard to vaccinate employees

- General News
Taylor Farms {{BB #:193361}} is proud to announce COVID-19 vaccinations started on Tuesday, March 9, for over 1,200 employees at the Yuma, Arizona facility as a result of a successful partnership between Yuma County Department of Public Health, with assistance and support from the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Department of Emergency Management.

California cantaloupe farmers begin vaccinations for essential workforce

- General News
This week over 800 arms that work hard to pick, pack and cultivate cantaloupe will receive shots -- all thanks to the quick work of a team comprised of Patricio, California Secretary of Food Agriculture Karen Ross, local health care provider Valley Health Team, the Fresno County Department of Public Health and the Fresno Ag Commissioner’s office.