Port of Oakland shutdown a major roadblock for U.S. red meat exports

Protesters last week shut down operations at the Port of Oakland over a new trucking regulation that would limit independent operators. The protesters not only blocked cargo, but port workers also refused to cross truckers’ picket lines.

A prolonged shutdown could have a dramatic impact on U.S. red meat exports and ag exports as a whole, U.S. Meat Export Federation President and CEO Dan Halstrom says Oakland is the third-busiest port on the West Coast and the largest outlet for U.S. red meat exports.

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