Drought prompts farmers to try new things | News, Sports, Jobs

SANTA FE, NM (AP) — A few years ago, Paul Skrak decided to explore different cultivation methods that could help his crops better withstand the seemingly endless drought. On the advice of a consultant, the Pev±a Blanca farmer started using cover crops, both to protect the soil from the sun …

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Flower Prices Rise Due to Shortage of Supply | News

Love is priceless, but pandemic-related supply chain challenges are hitting florists hard. Labor shortages and bad weather mean prices are on the rise. Although Gaudreau’s owner, florist Jeanette Ballien celebrates 50 years with the shop and has seen many, each year brings new challenges. “The product hasn’t been as readily …

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New year, same supply shortage problem | News

Local UCF grocery stores are riddled with empty shelves and missing brands due to national supply chain shortages. This national crisis has worsened over the past three years due to several issues surrounding the initial outbreak of COVID-19, in 2020. Jessica Less It may be a new year, but the …

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Houlahan legislation included in massive supply chain package – Daily Local

Rep. Chrissy Houlahan (D-PA) welcomed the passage of the bipartisan COMPETES Act, a comprehensive package that addresses supply chain issues, promotes American manufacturing and invests in American STEM innovation. “Few things are more important to my community members right now than strengthening our supply chains and getting inflation under control,” …

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The Week in Business: A Strong Employment Report

What’s up? (30 Jan-5 Feb) Better news than expected The economy added 467,000 jobs in January despite record levels of coronavirus cases, the Labor Department reported on Friday. Employers continued to add jobs at about the same pace as in December. The quirks of the data make January’s employment figures …

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Some furniture retailers say price hikes could be ‘inevitable’ amid supply chain issues

RISE IN COSTS AND LONG DELAYS Describing logistical delays as “the most pressing issue”, Commune’s Koh noted that the cost of shipping a container from China to Singapore has soared to US$3,500 from around US$500 before COVID. -19. Shipping costs to Europe also increased about eightfold to US$16,000 during the …

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Publication of relaxed standards for school meals | News, Sports, Jobs

Low-fat chocolate milk instead of just fat-free. Fewer whole grain offerings. Less stringent salt limits. The Biden administration released school lunch transition standards on Friday that aim to ease the way for cafeterias to resume a healthier course as they recover from the pandemic and supply chain disruptions. …

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The Supply Chain Backlog May Not Go Away Anytime Soon

Photography: Shutterstock While much of the restaurant industry is currently focused on labor shortages and rising food costs, one problem persists and may be present for some time: the inability to get equipment. Operators have to wait several months to a year to bring certain equipment into their restaurants. The …

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Strong January jobs report shows resilience of recovery: live updates and analysis

Jerome H. Powell, the chairman of the Federal Reserve, compared setting monetary policy to stumbling in an unlit room: You walk out the door carefully to avoid making a painful mistake. The analogy is likely to ring especially true in the coming months as scrambled data from Omicron pours in …

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Defense force ships and aircraft could be needed as WA supply shortage crisis expected for two months

Defense Force ships and planes could be needed to help Western Australia deal with its supply chain issues as supermarket shelves lie empty. WA Transport Minister Rita Saffioti admitted on Thursday the bare shelves could remain here for two months as WA grapples with the fall of a “one in …

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