Cargo Charges Adding Up: one groups says that COVID is not to blame for higher shipping costs

The Biden administration is putting pressure on ocean carriers to help ease distributions in the supply chain. The dairy industry is just one of several sectors being impacted.

USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg have asked more than a dozen ocean carriers to stop sending empty containers back to Asia.

The cargo companies have been getting a better rate to do just that.

The National Milk Producers Federation says that the domino effects are pressuring their margins.


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