grain http://www.kplu.org en Potential longshoremen strike temporarily averted, easing farmers' concerns http://www.kplu.org/post/update-potential-longshoremen-strike-temporarily-averted-easing-farmers-concerns <p><em><strong>Update: </strong></em>A potential strike by longshoremen in the Pacific Northwest has been temporarily averted, according to a spokesman for the grain terminal operators.&nbsp; The terminal operators have been trying to reach a new contract with longshoremen at six ports in Washington and Oregon.</p><p>Pat McCormick of the Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers' Association, which represents the terminal operators, says the two sides have agreed to continue talks into mid-October even though the contract expires this Sunday.</p> Fri, 28 Sep 2012 22:11:15 +0000 Ashley Gross 6530 at http://www.kplu.org Potential longshoremen strike temporarily averted, easing farmers' concerns