Texans will start seeing empty shelves at grocery stores this weekend due to delays caused by Gov. Greg Abbott’s increased border inspections of commercial trucks entering from Mexico. Roughly $150 million worth of fruit and vegetables were stalled south of the U.S.-Mexico border, the Texas International Produce Association reported Thursday.
Delivery of fresh produce such as avocados, limes, tomatoes, cucumbers and mangoes were halted by the congestion of commercial trucks. TIPA chief executive Dante Galeazzi told the Washington Post consumers will start seeing empty store shelves this weekend in the fresh fruits and vegetable departments.