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Pacific Port Labor Negotiations Impact Meat Trade

(Farm Futures)

Negotiations between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and the Pacific Maritime Association on a labor contract have extended past the late-July deadline, leaving some exports of U.S. beef, pork and lamb in the lurch, the U.S. Meat Export Federation said this week.

Talks have recently taken a negative turn, and congestion has increased, USMEF said, an issue that is “very concerning” for the meat export industry. Read more here.