The Agriculture Transportation Working Group, which is made up of 19 agricultural groups, asked President Biden to work with the Canadian government on a variety of transportation challenges. They’re asking the White House to help the Canadian government avert a major railway labor strike and to get rid of the cross-border vaccine mandate for workers who are moving essential goods. “If the U.S. and Canadian governments allow the following supply chain disruptions to persist into the spring fertilizer season, the impacts to our industry and North American farmers could be devastating,” the group says. The Hagstrom Report says the letter refers to a potential upcoming labor disruption at Canadian Pacific Railway. Workers voted in favor of a strike action that could happen as soon as March 16. “The impact would be significant for grain movements on both sides of the border for livestock feeding and processing operations served by the CP,” the group adds.
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