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eNews • July 19, 2013
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Ag Transportation Summit Fast Approaching; Registration Still Open

Ag Transportation Summit Fast Approaching; Registration Still Open

On July 30-31, the National Grain and Feed Association and the Soy Transportation Coalition will host the first ever Ag Transportation Summit: “A Modern Infrastructure for Modern Agriculture.”  The event, sponsored in part by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service, will be held at the Westin O'Hare near Chicago.

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Report: One in 9 bridges still “structurally deficient” as average age nears 50 years

Report: One in 9 bridges still “structurally deficient” as average age nears 50 years

One in nine of the bridges and overpasses American drivers cross each day is rated in poor enough condition that some could become dangerous or be closed without near-term repair, according to an updated analysis of federal data released last month by Transportation for America.

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ILWU Slams Proposed Safety Zones for Grain Ships

ILWU Slams Proposed Safety Zones for Grain Ships

The U.S. Coast Guard has proposed establishment of temporary safety zones around all inbound and outbound grain shipment and grain shipment assist vessels involved in commerce with Mitsui, Marubeni and Louis Dreyfus facilities on the Columbia River in the Pacific Northwest.

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Anthony Foxx sworn in as Secretary of Transportation

Anthony Foxx sworn in as Secretary of Transportation

Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx was sworn in on July 2 as the 17th Secretary of Transportation, during a private ceremony at DOT’s headquarters.

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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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