Meat & Livestock News

Delays at Panama Canal Due to Less Rain

Boat passing

The Panama Canal is facing more delays because there hasn’t been enough rain in Panama. Rich Nelson, who studies farming economics at Allendale, says ships are waiting longer to go through the canal. Before, ships waited for 21 days, but now they wait for 26 days.

Nelson says this isn’t a big problem for farmers in America right now. They are more worried about how much corn and soybeans cost compared to Brazil. Right now, corn from the U.S. is cheaper than corn from Brazil, but soybeans are more expensive.

The United States uses the Panama Canal a lot for sending farm products. This shows how important the canal is for sending food around the world and what can happen when there are delays.