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eNews • March 5, 2012
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Did You Know?

Volume of Commodity Flows via Barge (2010)

Illinois River  

 • Grain: 24 million tons (20%)

 • Coal: 13 million tons (11%)

 • Petroleum: 19 million tons (16%)

Mississippi River  

 • Grain: 236 million tons (48%)

 • Coal: 51 million tons (10%)

 • Petroleum: 19 million tons (4%)

Ohio River 

 • Grain: 49 million tons (5%)

 • Coal: 614 million tons (59%)

 • Petroleum: 58 million tons (6%)

Source: America’s Locks and Dams: A Ticking Time Bomb for Agriculture? - http://www.soytransportation.org/newsroom/LocksDamsFinalReport.pdf

 

Senate to Continue Debate on Highway Bill

Senate to Continue Debate on Highway Bill

The Senate will continue debate this week on S. 1813, a two-year, $109 billion transportation authorization bill providing funding for our nation’s surface transportation system.

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Panama Canal boss criticizes slow ports deepening

Panama Canal boss criticizes slow ports deepening

The administrator of the Panama Canal recently chastised U.S. and Canadian officials for not preparing their ports to take advantage of the expansion his country is undertaking.

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Olmsted Cost Overrun Highlighted in President’s Budget

Olmsted Cost Overrun Highlighted in President’s Budget

President Obama released his fiscal year 2013 budget on February 13. Included in the budget was a revision of the cost overrun at the Olmsted Lock and Dam project.

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Assessing the gains, losses of the EGT labor dispute

Assessing the gains, losses of the EGT labor dispute

After a yearlong labor battle between the EGT grain terminal and the longshore union – a battle that resulted in hundreds of arrests, thousands of dollars in fines, millions more in lost revenue and sullied reputations – the scene in Gov. Chris Gregoire's office Feb. 16 was almost surreal.

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SC Gov. Haley Vetoes Bill to Deny Savannah Dredging

SC Gov. Haley Vetoes Bill to Deny Savannah Dredging

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley recently vetoed a bill both state houses passed unanimously in an attempt to overturn a permit allowing the Port of Savannah to expand at the expense of Charleston’s port.

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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.

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