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Los Angeles, California, March 1, 2010 - Soy meal destined for Japan is dropped from the bottom of a freight car onto a conveyer belt at the Los Angeles Harbor Grain Terminal. The meal, which is a fine powder, is dropped onto a conveyer belt from the rail car. The conveyer than moves it into a machine that blows it into a container. A decline in U.S. consumption has left exports short of a good exit strategy. In 2009, imports fell 28%. This has created a bottleneck for exports, which need the shipping containers to move product overseas. Hammers and mallets are used to bang on the cars to make sure that all the meal drops our of them. ...
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Los Angeles, California, March 1, 2010 - Soy meal destined for Japan is dropped from the bottom of a freight car onto a conveyer belt at the Los Angeles Harbor Grain Terminal. The meal, which is a fine powder, is dropped onto a conveyer belt from the rail car. The conveyer than moves it into a machine that blows it into a container. A decline in U.S. consumption has left exports short of a good exit strategy. In 2009, imports fell 28%. This has created a bottleneck for exports, which need the...
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