Tensions are heating up at West Coast ports regarding contract negotiations

The Soy Transportation Coalition says contract negotiations at West Coast ports are a cause for concern.

Mike Steenhoek says tensions are growing as we have seen work stoppages and backups, but he says the majority of soybean and grain exports will not be affected primarily because bulk shipments are still moving. That is not the case for ag products shipped by container, such as fresh produce and refrigerated meat and poultry.

Steenhoek notes any disruption to the meat industry is harmful to soybean and grain farmers. He says he is looking forward to a quick resolution benefiting both agriculture and the overall economy.

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