Produce imports are more boon than bane

01/10/2014 10:15:00 AM
Tom Karst

Despite increased imports, the USDA said domestic fresh-market fruit production has maintained its level and even shown an upward trend in most for the five leading fruit imported fresh fruits.

“It appears that imports have grown mostly to satisfy increased consumption rather than to replace domestic production.”

Disregarding all other notions and social motivations, then, we can say with confidence that imports are certainly more boon than bane to U.S. consumers and the fresh produce industry.

tkarst@thepacker.com

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