The U.S. agriculture industry is pressing the Department of Transportation to intervene in foreign-owned carriers that won’t export ag products.
Bob Sinner with SB & B Foods, a company that exports soybeans to Asian manufacturers, says the backlog could cost the ag industry billions of dollars since exporters aren’t able to fill overseas contracts. “This issue has not changed. Exporters are way behind on their shipments. Food manufacturers have had to stop in some cases because they don’t have any inventory,” Sinner says.