Ports on brink of 'gridlock'

Ports on brink of 'gridlock'

Livestock and meat organizations join growing number of groups pushing for resolution to West Coast port dispute.

EIGHT months since contract talks began and after more than two months of slowdowns at the five largest ports on the West Coast, the Pacific Maritime Assn. (PMA) said operations are approaching "complete gridlock."

A federal mediator recently got involved in the talks (Feedstuffs, Jan. 12), but no further agreements have been reached.

Livestock industry groups have become the latest to join an already large number of

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