Port Slowdown Impacts California Agriculture

Georgi T. Gabrielyan and Daniel A. Sumner

from ARE Update Vol. 18, No. 4, Mar/Apr, 2015

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Abstract

The West Coast port delays that began in the summer of 2014 and lasted until near the end of February 2015
cost California agriculture dearly. As the delays extended into the winter, citrus exports were hit while exports
of storable crops to Asia also slowed. The story for wine is more complex, because California both imports and
exports wine through West Coast ports.

Keywords

International Agricultural Trade, Port Slowdown, California Farm Exports, Export Revenue

Citation

Georgi T. Gabrielyan and Daniel A. Sumner. "Port Slowdown Impacts California Agriculture." ARE Update 18(4)(2015):9-11. University of California Giannini Foundation of Agricultural Economics.
https://giannini.ucop.edu/publications/are-update/issues/2015/18/4/port-slowdown-impacts-cal/