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eNews • August 21, 2013
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On August 15, 1914, the American steamship SS Ancon made the first official transit of the Panama Canal.

Summit highlights innovation, investments key to continued success of U.S. ag transportation, trade

Summit highlights innovation, investments key to continued success of U.S. ag transportation, trade

Transportation plays a key role in the continued success of the U.S. agriculture industry. While other countries, such as Brazil and Argentina, are ramping up their investments in farm to market routes, the United States’ infrastructure isn’t keeping up.  Farmers, grain handlers and international and national transportation experts discussed these concerns at the first ever Agricultural Transportation Summit “A Modern Infrastructure for Modern Agriculture” in Chicago July 30-31.

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Shuster, Gibbs announce plans for water resources reform legislation in September.

Shuster, Gibbs announce plans for water resources reform legislation in September.

On August 2, Congressman Bill Shuster (R-PA), Chairman of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and Congressman Bob Gibbs (R-OH), Chairman of the Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment announced plans for the committee to consider the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2013 when Congress returns in September. 

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Why the Suez Canal will remain open even as Egypt burns

Why the Suez Canal will remain open even as Egypt burns

Political violence in Egypt has the world anxious about the country’s future, but few businesses are concerned about the Suez Canal, the 120 mile passage between the Red Sea and the Mediterranean. 

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First Chinese Ship Sails to Europe via Arctic Route

First Chinese Ship Sails to Europe via Arctic Route

China has begun its first commercial transit of the Northeast Passage, with the Yong Sheng, a 19,000-ton multipurpose cargo ship, heading for Russia’s Arctic waterway en route from Dalian to Rotterdam.

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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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