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eNews • February 6, 2013
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Notes:  Since North Carolina moves essentially all of its soybeans and soybean products by truck, the average truck mile for that state is probably further than 25 miles.

Source: “Farm to Market: A Soybean’s Journey” (funded by the soybean checkoff)

LaHood to Step Down as Transportation Secretary

LaHood to Step Down as Transportation Secretary

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, an Obama favorite and the only Republican in the Cabinet, said on Jan. 29, 2013 that he was planning to leave the administration as soon as a successor is confirmed. To read more, click here.

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More than 500 barges delayed by Mississippi River closure

More than 500 barges delayed by Mississippi River closure

More than 500 barges were delayed passage through a closed section of the Mississippi River near Vicksburg, Mississippi, last week after two tanker barges struck a railroad bridge and one leaked an unknown amount of oil into the river. To read more, click here.

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Tentative agreement struck between USMX and ILA

Tentative agreement struck between USMX and ILA

Four months after the initial expiration of a master contract, the United States Maritime Alliance and the 14,500 members of the International Longshoremen's Association came to terms on a new, tentative labor agreement. To read more, click here.

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Va. Gov. McDonnell Wants to End Gas Tax

Va. Gov. McDonnell Wants to End Gas Tax

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell recently unveiled a plan to spend more than $3.1 billion on transportation funding over the next five years by raising the state’s sales tax and abolishing the state gas tax. To read more, click here.

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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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