US Farmers Losing Export Sales

Even if prices come down, it won’t fix the congestion at U.S. ports, which are hamstrung by a lack of workers and overwhelming import volumes.

Those operational holdups mean many carriers are going right back to Asia as soon as they offload their containers in the United States. They don’t wait to fill up with American exports; it seems it’s not worth the hassle.

But that’s hurting American farmers who aren’t able to get their produce overseas in time.