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Merchant Marines see new obstacles in food aid proposal

Excerpts from National Public Radio:

ILWU Local 19 loading grain ship at the Port of Seattle’s Terminal 86. Port of Seattle photo by Don Wilson.

Over the past quarter-century, the Merchant Marine has hit one obstacle after another. Rising labor costs in the U.S. made U.S. mariners less competitive and environmental laws raised the […]