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American farmers are losing export sales as over two-thirds of containers leave California ports empty to rush back to Asia for reloading

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A farmer milking a cow.
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A survey found 22% of foreign agriculture sales have been lost due to transportation issues.
Ships skip smaller US ports, leaving with empty containers after clearing the logjam to rush back to Asia.
It costs at least seven times more to ship from Shanghai to Los Angeles than the other way around.
The shipping and supply chain crisis is not just hitting importers of consumer products. American farmers trying to get their goods overseas before the perishables go bad are getting hit, too. "Exports are a huge issue for the US right now," Jason Parker...
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