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eNews • April 4, 2014
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There are 150 ports located in the United States.

Source: Panama Canal Expansion: Impact on U.S. Agriculture (paid for by the soybean checkoff)

Rail bottleneck for grain, ethanol shippers

Rail bottleneck for grain, ethanol shippers

Bumper corn, soybean and wheat crops last year, expansion of North Dakota's Bakken oil field, and a long, cold winter that affected the size and speed of the trains railroads could operate have joined to create a persistent bottleneck in rail shipping of ethanol and grain.

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Sen. Boxer: Delay award until WRDA bill succeeds

Sen. Boxer: Delay award until WRDA bill succeeds

Sen. Barbara Boxer and Rep. Bill Shuster, the lead congressional negotiators on legislation to reauthorize investment in the nation's navigation and flood control systems, decided to defer accepting their "Port Person of the Year" awards from the American Association of Port Authorities until the new version of the Water Resources Development Act is passed.

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Railroads, NITL Clash Over Reciprocal Switching Proposal

Railroads, NITL Clash Over Reciprocal Switching Proposal

The U.S. rail industry and the nation’s largest shipper group recently presented to the Surface Transportation Board widely disparate scenarios about what would happen if the rail regulatory agency mandated reciprocal switching for certain railroad customers.

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Great Lakes shipping industry to inject $500-million into infrastructure

Great Lakes shipping industry to inject $500-million into infrastructure

The Great Lakes shipping industry is launching a major upgrade, buoyed by an improving economy.

Operators of the route that connects the heart of North America with the Atlantic Ocean and the world are embarking on an ambitious program designed to capitalize on free trade with Europe and rebounding U.S. 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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