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eNews • August 5, 2011
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

Agricultural Exports: Mississippi Gulf vs. Pacific Northwest, 2010 (bushels)

  • Mississippi Gulf
    • Soybeans: 827 million (57% of total exports)
    • Corn: 1,173 million (62% of total exports)
    • Wheat: 154 million (20% of total exports)
  • Pacific Northwest
    • Soybeans: 375 million (26% of total exports)
    • Corn: 392 million (21% of total exports)
    • Wheat: 406 million(52% of total exports)

Source: USDA

STC hosts ag editors, journalists on tour of Southern Louisiana infrastructure

STC hosts ag editors, journalists on tour of Southern Louisiana infrastructure

On July 23, the Soy Transportation Coalition hosted over 50 participants for a tour of transportation infrastructure sites in Southern Louisiana in conjunction with the annual Ag Media Summit.

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Union protests new grain export terminal

Union protests new grain export terminal

An International Longshore and Warehouse Union protest at the Port of Longview, Washington, continued in its third week, with picketers demonstrating in front of the EGT grain export terminal over the company’s contract with another union.

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Lower complaint filing fees for agricultural and other shippers

Lower complaint filing fees for agricultural and other shippers

On July 7, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) announced it will significantly reduce the fee for rail customers to file a rate or “unreasonable practice” complaint from $20,000 to $350.  The $150 fee to file an expedited small rate case will remain in effect. 

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Support is sought for harbor and waterways dredging

Support is sought for harbor and waterways dredging

Congressman Charles Boustany (R-LA) recently disseminated a letter to fellow members of Congress urging support for H.R. 104 – The Realize America’s Maritime Promise (RAMP) Act.  The bill, introduced by Boustany, ensures funds brought into the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund are used as originally intended – the dredging and maintenance of the nation’s ports and waterways.

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The Soy Transportation Coalition is comprised of thirteen state soybean boards, the American Soybean Association, and the United Soybean Board. The National Grain and Feed Association and the National Oilseed Processors Association serve as ex-officio members of the organization.

Soy Transportation Coalition
1255 SW Prairie Trail Pkwy., Ankeny, Iowa 50023
Phone: (515) 727-0665 Fax (515) 251-8657
Email msteenhoek@soytransportation.org
Web www.soytransportation.org

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