US export industry in dire need of port updates

Stallman, Bob
March 2012
Western Farm Press Exclusive Insight;3/28/2012, p8
Th article contends that the U.S. needs to modernize its ports so that farmers and ranchers will be able to continue to thrive in the world market. The country reportedly only has six large ports, and all of them are isolated on the East and West Coasts. If port upgrades are not completed in time, smaller boats will have to be used to trans-ship goods to ports like those in the Bahamas and Dominican Republic, where they would offload to bigger vessels traveling to other parts of the world.


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