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USDA will pay farmers to ship out of 3 West Coast ports as costs rise

“The USDA’s new program is meant to offset some of the expenses agriculture shippers are facing. Carriers have shifted service schedules to bypass certain West Coast ports, which has contributed to export declines.”

[Supply Chain Dive]

USMCA filing on right whales could open U.S. to trade restrictions

“Under the USCMA, Canada and Mexico could impose trade restrictions on the U.S. if the investigation highlights failures that the other two countries challenge – though the countries have other options.”

[Seafood Source]

Illegal seafood imports are target of U.S. lawmakers

“New legislation introduced last year by U.S. Representatives Jared Huffman (D-California) and Garret Graves (R-Louisiana) could expand the rules to all imported seafood, requiring importers to keep records about where fish were harvested and landed, and the chain of custody before they arrive in ports.”

[Civil Eats]

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