University of Missouri Ag Economist Ben Brown says supply chain challenges could get even worse this fall. After harvest’s strong demand for ag products and with a shortage of shipping containers and labor, the already-tight ag shipping constraints will be exacerbated.

While normally the supply chain experiences less stress this time of year as shippers prepare for the busier harvest months, Brown says little relief is being seen across logistics. Add in sky-high steel prices and many companies don’t see long-term profit opportunities to by new rail cars and barges. Brown comments that many expect U.S. supplies to move away from its “just in time” delivery system and build additional storage facilities in the near future.

Read more on post-harvest supply chain constraints here.