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Northwest grain terminal talks resume

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Pacific Northwest grain terminal companies and longshoremen have resumed contract talks with a federal mediator to avert a lockout.

The Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Association had given longshoremen until Dec. 8 to accept its final offer, but the deadline passed without a lockout.

A quarter of all U.S. grain exports move through Northwest grain terminals. A work stoppage would affect farmers from as far away as the Midwest.

Read more at The Register-Guard.

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