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eNews • October 5, 2012
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Grain and Soybean Tonnage Moved by Train Size (# of Rail Cars)

Soy Transportation Coalition officials, soybean partners celebrate AGP’s expanded facility at Grays Harbor

Soy Transportation Coalition officials, soybean partners celebrate AGP’s expanded facility at Grays Harbor

Partners gathered in Aberdeen, Washington, on September 13, for the grand opening of Ag Processing Inc.’s (AGP’s) expanded facility at the Port of Gray’s Harbor. The celebration marked a win-win situation for all who were represented, including soybean leaders from six states.  Soy Transportation Coalition board members Jerry Wyse (Kansas), Joel Schreurs (Minnesota), Richard Bartek (Nebraska), and executive director Mike Steenhoek were also on hand to participate in the grand opening.

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Panama Canal Expansion nearly half complete

Panama Canal Expansion nearly half complete

Five years ago, the Panama Canal Expansion broke ground at Paraiso Hill and as of August 31, 2012 the program´s advance was estimated at 44.5 percent.

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Mississippi River traffic moving again near Granite City

Mississippi River traffic moving again near Granite City

Mississippi River traffic was moving again on September 20th, albeit slowly, after busy Lock 27 was reopened near Granite City, Illinois - north of St. Louis. Damage to a structure protecting the busy lock on the Chain of Rocks Canal had brought commercial barge traffic to a standstill on the upper Mississippi River as crews made emergency repairs.

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CN Tests Natural Gas-Powered Locomotives

CN Tests Natural Gas-Powered Locomotives

Canadian National Railway (CN) is testing two locomotives fueled primarily by natural gas in northern Alberta, a major step in the railroad industry’s determination of whether the alternative fuel is feasible.

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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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