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eNews • May 4, 2012
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Did You Know?

A “Panamax” vessel – the largest ship that can transit the Panama Canal – has seven cargo holds. Each hold is each capable of accommodating 300,000 bushels of soybeans – for a total of 2.1 million bushels (approximately 57,000 metric tons).

 

Steenhoek Testifies on Importance of Inland Waterways to Soybean Industry

Steenhoek Testifies on Importance of Inland Waterways to Soybean Industry

In a congressional hearing focused on the importance of the inland waterway system to the U.S. economy, Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soy Transportation Coalition, testified that transportation – including our navigable waterways – “is not just a contributing factor to the economic competitiveness of agriculture, in general, and the soybean industry, in particular, it is a predominant one.”

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Conference committee on surface transportation bill to meet on May 8

Conference committee on surface transportation bill to meet on May 8

Leaders of the House and Senate have appointed 47members from the two legislative bodies to a conference committee in the attempt to advance a long-awaited surface transportation bill.  The initial meeting will occur on May 8. 

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Army Corps Releases Final Savannah Deepening Documents

Army Corps Releases Final Savannah Deepening Documents

On April 11, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers released the final documents for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project for review by state and federal agencies and the general public. This is the next-to-last last step before the project to deepen the Savannah River to 48 feet from its present 42 feet receives final approval, a process that will have taken 15 years from start to final go-ahead.

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BNSF, Union Pacific Ordered to Pay Reparations

BNSF, Union Pacific Ordered to Pay Reparations

On April 27, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) ordered BNSF Railway and Union Pacific Railroad to pay reparations totaling $9,244,144 to Arizona Electric Power Cooperative (AEPCO) for rate overcharges for the movement of utility coal. 

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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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