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eNews • September 17, 2012
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Source: Journal of Commerce

Soybean Checkoff Study Highlights Transportation Challenges

Soybean Checkoff Study Highlights Transportation Challenges

As the U.S. soybean industry continues to broaden its customer base, the overall profitability of soybean farmers will depend not only on the volume and quality of production or stimulating demand for that production.

Profitability will increasingly depend upon the ability to connect supply and demand.  A recent study funded by the soybean checkoff offers warning that underinvestment in the U.S. transportation infrastructure, coupled with increased investment among our competitors, could significantly erode our competitive advantage in the international marketplace.

 

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PNW Grain Handlers, ILWU in Negotiations

PNW Grain Handlers, ILWU in Negotiations

With a Sept. 30 deadline looming, Pacific Northwest grain handlers and the International Longshore and Warehouse Union are negotiating a new contract covering four export terminals in the region.

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Coast Guard eases barge draft restrictions on lower Miss. River

Coast Guard eases barge draft restrictions on lower Miss. River

Barge draft restrictions on the lower Mississippi River were eased slightly this week as heavy rain from Hurricane Isaac replenished the drought-depleted waterway and allowed shippers to transport heavier-loaded barges.

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ILA-USMX talks to resume under federal mediation

ILA-USMX talks to resume under federal mediation

The stalled talks between the International Longshoremen's Association and their employers, represented by the United States Maritime Alliance, will resume their contract negotiations next week with a U.S. federal mediator presiding, according to an announcement.

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State to ask for higher limits on truck weights

State to ask for higher limits on truck weights

Heavier trucks could soon be allowed on Texas highways as the state prepares for a potentially huge increase in freight shipments caused by the expansion of the Panama Canal.

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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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