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West Coast Ports Nearing Normal Activity

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According to Bloomberg, ports along the west coast are nearing normal activity and lining up the backlog of shipments for movement. As the recent agreement allowed a settlement to the issue’s along the west coast farm groups are calling for more long-term improvements at the ports. Some are worried similar problems could happen in the next five years, according to the Hagstrom Report, due to the recent labor agreement in place for the next five years only. The Agriculture Transportation Coalition said “we know that even upon ratification, clearing up the congestion will take months. And ultimately, if U.S. agriculture is to recover, we will need to see West Coast ports become more efficient, more productive than they were before the contract expired and the disruption initiated.”

Source: NAFB News Service