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eNews • December 18, 2012
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It takes, on average, 18 days for an ocean vessel to travel from the Pacific Northwest to Shanghai, China.  An ocean vessel traveling from the Mississippi Gulf to Shanghai (via the Panama Canal) requires, on average, 30 days.

Soy Transportation Coalition elects officers for 2013

Soy Transportation Coalition elects officers for 2013

The Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) announced its newly elected officers at its December 10 board meeting in New Orleans.

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Barges not offered in central Midwest mid-Dec. to March

Barges not offered in central Midwest mid-Dec. to March

Some freight companies have pulled their barges from the mid-Mississippi and Illinois Rivers until March as low water after a severe drought disrupted business during the peak of the grain export season.

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Removal of Rock Pinnacles Set to Begin

Removal of Rock Pinnacles Set to Begin

Last week, the Army Corps of Engineers announced the contract has been awarded for the removal of rock pinnacles in the Mississippi River with the work commencing as early as December 18.  In a meeting with six Midwest Senators, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works, Jo-Ellen Darcy, agreed to expedite the removal process in order to mitigate the negative effects to navigation on the Mississippi River.  

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Railing against prices

Railing against prices

Millions of bushels of Midwest corn are the lifeblood that feed Lincolnway Energy’s ethanol plant in central Iowa, but it is the highway of glistening steel rails and brown wooden ties snaking out of the plant that acts as the lifeline of the six-year-old business. 

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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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