Comeback for Georgia Peaches and Railroad Staffing Shortages

Comeback for Georgia Peaches and Railroad Staffing Shortages

Bob Larson
Bob Larson
From the Ag Information Network, this is your Agribusiness Update.

**Georgia Peaches are poised to kick off an unprecedented run through produce departments and farmer’s markets across North America. reports, Georgia’s legendary fruit was truly missed last season and the Georgia Peach Council is predicting a record-breaking crop this year.

GPC President Duke Lane says we’re going to make some friends this summer … and can’t wait to get started!

An April freeze wiped out roughly 98% of last year’s peach crop.

**Senator Tammy Baldwin, of Wisconsin, called on the six Class One railroads to address severe staffing shortages that are endangering workers and raising costs for farmers, businesses and consumers.

Baldwin says service levels for railroads recently experienced severe disruptions and certain metrics, particularly staffing, have yet to return to pre-COVID levels.

Since implementing a strategy to reduce costs by using longer trains and fewer staff, Class One railroads have reduced overall staff numbers by 30%.

**The Association of Equipment Manufacturers are pleased with this year’s Celebration of Modern Agriculture on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

The event facilitated an array of substantial policy discussions with agency officials who directly impact regulations critical to the equipment industry.

More than 15,000 people attended the three-day event, which featured combine harvesters, milking equipment, sprayers, planters, irrigation equipment, and tractors of all sizes.

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