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Meat Institute urges Secretary Vilsack to address port challenges

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WASHINGTON — With delays and congestion at U.S. ports hurting U.S. agriculture exports, including meat and poultry products, the North American Meat Institute has urged U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack and Congress to confront the crisis as part of efforts to improve and strengthen the food supply chain.

“As part of USDA’s focus on ensuring America’s food supply chain is resilient, diverse and secure, we urge Secretary Vilsack to help resolve persistent challenges at our ports,” said Julie Anna Potts, president and CEO of the North American Meat Institute.

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