The Association’s President/CEO Roger Isom spoke today at the World Ag Expo in Tulare as part of a panel on Rising Costs and Inflation Impacts on Global Trade. Isom highlighted long term impacts due to the ongoing West Coast Port problems, and what the long-term implications might be. In addition, Isom took the opportunity to call for automation at the three West Coast Ports. “Our ports are among the worst in the world when it comes to container handling times” Isom stated. “We have both Federal and State Infrastructure money and we need to utilize to get these ports up to speed”.