To help alleviate ag-related supply chain issues at California ports, USDA announced plans to increase capacity at the Port of Oakland. A new 25-acre “pop-up” site will make it easier for agriculture companies to fill empty shipping containers with commodities. In partnership with the Commodity Credit Corporation, USDA will fund 60% of the project and also cover additional movement logistics at $125/container.

Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg commented on the announcement by saying, “This creative partnership with USDA and the Port of Oakland will help American farmers and agricultural producers move their product to market while also making better use of empty containers that are causing congestion at the ports.”

Read more on the new Port of Oakland site.