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eNews • September 30, 2013
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Did You Know?

The Pacific Railroad Act was signed into law by President Abraham Lincoln on July 1, 1862.  The act provided land grants in the western United States and the issuance of government bonds to the Union Pacific Railroad and the Central Pacific Railroad in order to construct a transcontinental railroad from Council Bluffs, Iowa, to Sacramento, California.  

CSX Rated as Top-Performing Railroad among Grain Shippers

CSX Rated as Top-Performing Railroad among Grain Shippers

For the first time, CSX Transportation was selected as the top performing railroad by leading U.S. agricultural shippers in the fourth annual Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) Railroad Report Card.  Union Pacific Railroad, the top ranked railroad in 2011 and 2012, finished in second place.  

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House Committee Passes Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA)

House Committee Passes Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA)

On September 19, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure unanimously approved its version of water resources reform legislation.  The measure proceeds to the full House of Representatives with an anticipated vote in mid October. 

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Railroads say they're ready for harvest

Railroads say they're ready for harvest

For many reasons –- including increased on-farm grain storage, an economy still growing slowly, and railroad capital investments of more than $12 billion annually -- finding covered hopper cars and unit trains to ship grain shouldn't be a problem this fall.

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Miller, Former Kansas DOT Secretary, Tapped for STB

Miller, Former Kansas DOT Secretary, Tapped for STB

President Obama has nominated Deb Miller for a seat on the three-member U.S. Surface Transportation Board, which oversees the U.S. rail industry.

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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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