Market Matters
Katie Micik DTN Markets Editor
Tue Feb 3, 2015 02:54 PM CST

By now, farmers are no strangers to labor disputes and disruption they cause in getting goods to the end user. But that doesn't mean it's any less frustrating or annoying.

A prolonged standoff between grain terminals and longshore workers in the Pacific Northwest simmered for years before it got so tense it scared off the grain inspectors. Shortly after and under political pressure, both sides reached a resolution.

Now the issue is with the large container ports on the West Coast, primarily in California. In short: The International Longshore Warehouse Union (represents workers at the ports) and the Pacific Maritime ...

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