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eNews • August 7, 2012
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Did You Know?

Did You Know?

In 1994, railroads owned 54 percent of the hopper cars in service; 46 percent were privately owned or leased by rail customers.  In 2011, railroads owned 33 percent; 67 percent were owned or leased by customers.

Source: U.S. Department of Agriculture

Steenhoek Appointed to Commerce Department’s Supply Chain Advisory Committee

Steenhoek Appointed to Commerce Department’s Supply Chain Advisory Committee

The U.S. Department of Commerce recently appointed Mike Steenhoek, executive director of the Soy Transportation Coalition, to its newly established Advisory Committee on Supply Chain Competitiveness.

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Mississippi River Low-Water Mark Is a Concern for Shippers

Mississippi River Low-Water Mark Is a Concern for Shippers

The drought that's squeezing trade on the lower part of the Mississippi River is threatening to force barge lines to lighten cargos in Minnesota if it doesn't rain more soon.

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ADM to Enhance Brazilian Export Capacity with Purchase of Port in Northern Brazil

ADM to Enhance Brazilian Export Capacity with Purchase of Port in Northern Brazil

Archer Daniels Midland Company (ADM) announced an agreement to purchase a port terminal in the state of Para in Brazil on July 31.

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Genesee & Wyoming to pay $1.39B for RailAmerica

Genesee & Wyoming to pay $1.39B for RailAmerica

Genesee & Wyoming reported on July 23 that it will buy RailAmerica for about $1.39 billion in a deal that combines the two largest short-line and regional rail operators in North America.

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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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