Ag transportation groups are monitoring labor talks and potential impacts to container exports

Ag transportation officials are closely watching labor talks that could have an impact on container exports.

Labor negotiations are currently underway between the International Longshoreman Association and the U.S. Maritime Alliance. Mike Steenhoek with the Soy Transportation Coalition says a strike would mainly impact ag container exports at East and Gulf Coast ports. Bulk grain terminals in the Gulf region are on separate contracts and would not be affected.

Steenhoek warns a stoppage would increase costs and put a dent in the United State’s reputation.

He joined RFD-TV’s own Suzanne Alexander to talk about what would be at risk if the six-year contract agreement is not met, what ripple effects could be in store for the ag sector, and the Canada railway strike.

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