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Articles by Ed Maixner

Pet popularity a boon to U.S. agriculture

WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2015 ` The U.S. pet industry is in the midst of a bullish expansion phase for both pet nutrition and care, following the recession slowdown, making dogs and cats rising consumers of livestock industry and other farm and fishery products.
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West Coast ports backlog costing ag exporters millions

A dispute between U.S. West Coast port operators and dockworkers will continue to cost American agricultural exporters millions of dollars a day because their containers, many with perishable products, are waylaid on jam-packed docks where ship loadings are weeks in arrears.
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