“The U.S. Department of Agriculture reported the latest trade data on Friday, and fruit and vegetable imports rose strongly once again. Since I typically write about manufacturing, why have we suddenly switched to fruits and vegetables? The reason is that the backstory behind fruit and vegetable imports is the same as the story behind the offshoring of manufacturing. With all the talk recently about far-flung supply chains and supply chain resiliency for manufactured goods, we have to ask if the same story is developing here.” – Willy Shih, Forbes

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