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CLFP Industries Issues Webinar -The Agriculture Export Crisis: Who and What Caused It? Why Does It Continue? What Are the Solutions?
Over the past year, the American economy, and particularly the agriculture sector has grappled with widespread delays, bottlenecks, and increasing fees at our ports. This originated with the COVID pandemic, and is expected to continue for the foreseeable future. With more than 20% of U.S. agricultural production aimed for export, reaching foreign markets is essential to American producers and the viability of our agricultural sector at large. Peter Friedmann, Executive Director of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition, is recognized and frequently quoted as fierce advocate for agriculture’s international transportation interests, in Washington DC and nationwide. He will address ongoing challenges facing food processors, with particular focus on exporting and importing through the California ports upon which our food processors depend.

May 12, 2021 10:30 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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Peter Friedmann
Executive Director @Agriculture Transportation Coalition
Peter Friedmann led formation of the Agriculture Transportation Coalition when a number of agricultural exporters sought assistance in dealing with transportation challenges. The AgTC is now the voice for a broad cross-section of U.S. agriculture exporters, importers and their service providers who require competitive ocean, rail and truck transportation services in order to maintain and grow foreign marketshare. The Journal of Commerce has declared the AgTC as “the principle voice of U.S. agriculture exporters in transportation policy.” Members include not only agriculture exporters and importers, but also agriculture trade associations, national check-off’s, state commodity commissions, and state Departments of Agriculture.” As Executive Director of the AgTC, Peter annually conducts Ag Shipper Workshops around the country, and is a frequent speaker at major associations, national check-off’s, state commodity commissions, and state Departments of Agriculture.”