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Grain inspections to resume at Port of Vancouver
A tentative agreement has been reached in a long running labor dispute between the International Longshore and Warehouse Union and Pacific Northwest Grain Cos.
Tuesday, August, 12, 2014 - - News

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West Coast labor disputes hurt Minn. exporters
Every month, Brushvale Seed in Breckenridge, Minn., typically prepares to ship about 100 containers of specialty soybeans to overseas customers. In recent years, the company has cashed in on Minnesota’s growing status as a top exporter of agricultural products. At $2.2 billion in 2012, soybeans were the state’s top agricultural export, with half of the state’s crop going overseas.
Friday, November, 14, 2014 - Minnesota Public Radio News - News

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Christmas tree shipments to Asia threatened
SEATTLE — A slowdown at a busy Washington state port amid a labor dispute could mean that thousands of Christmas trees grown in the Pacific Northwest will not be shipped in time to meet holiday demand in Asia, industry officials say.
Monday, November, 24, 2014 - Reuters - News

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West Coast ports reopen as labor secretary arrives for talks
West Coast ports that were closed to incoming cargo vessels during the holiday weekend reopened in full on Tuesday as Labor Secretary Tom Perez arrived in San Francisco seeking to broker a settlement ending months of shipping disruptions.
Tuesday, February, 17, 2015 - Reuters - News

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U.S. labor secretary joins talks in West Coast ports dispute
U.S. Labor Secretary Tom Perez on Tuesday urged shipping company executives and union leaders for 20,000 dockworkers to settle a contract dispute that has led to months of clogged cargo traffic and other disruptions at 29 West Coast ports.
Wednesday, February, 18, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Pressure mounts on shippers, union to settle West Coast ports dispute
The U.S. labor secretary joined congressional leaders and three governors on Feb. 18 in pressing shipping lines and the dockworkers’ union to settle a contract dispute that has led to months of turmoil clogging cargo traffic at 29 West Coast ports.
Thursday, February, 19, 2015 - Reuters - News

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BNSF denies reports of terminal closures
FARGO, N.D. — Regional exporters that deal in value-added ag product shipments say their container shipments have been disrupted by rail restrictions in St. Paul and Chicago container loading yards.
Thursday, November, 06, 2014 - Agweek - News

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North Dakota will benefit from a crop insurance program, a North Dakota man who neglected horses violates his probation and a Minnesota cattle grouped names a new leader.
Monday, August, 18, 2014 - Agweek - News

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Growing US hog herd, flat Chinese demand slams pork prices
For decades, Chuck Souder relied on corn and soybeans to keep his 400-acre Iowa farm running, but with corn selling for half its price two years ago and soybeans slumping, Souder has shifted to what he hopes will be a more profitable crop: Pigs.
Monday, February, 09, 2015 - Reuters - News

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Slow corn market shifts rail demand
FARGO, N.D. — Demand for grain cars is shifting as corn markets continue to slump, delaying shipments until later in the winter or spring.
Monday, January, 12, 2015 - Agweek - News

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