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eNews • November 7, 2014
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Did You Know?

The average move for U.S. soybeans from the farm to an export terminal is 1,208 miles: 66 miles by truck, 720 miles by rail, and 422 miles by barge.

Source: Soy Transportation Coalition & U.S. Soybean Export Council

STC to monitor rail service for 2014 harvest

STC to monitor rail service for 2014 harvest

The Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) is working with the University of Minnesota and Informa Economics on a research project, “2014 Harvest: Attaching a Garden Hose to a Fire Hydrant.” While transportation concerns for the 2014 harvest are evident throughout the country, a particular region - North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and Nebraska - is experiencing particular hardship due to having more limited access to alternative transportation providers and modes.

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Rail executives downplay consolidation outlook

Rail executives downplay consolidation outlook

Canadian Pacific Railway CEO E. Hunter Harrison sees railroad consolidation as possible and a way to greatly improve service, but the majority of his Class I counterparts aren’t on board.

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Are Nicaragua canal plans driven by geopolitics?

Are Nicaragua canal plans driven by geopolitics?

Nicaragua has dreamed since 1826 about building a canal connecting the Caribbean with the Pacific. It was then that U.S. Secretary of State Henry Clay presented the idea to Congress, and Congress turned it down.

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BNSF aims to better prep for harsh winter weather

BNSF aims to better prep for harsh winter weather

BNSF Railway Co. recently announced to its customers that the railroad will enter the 2014-15 winter season "better prepared than ever before," especially if the Polar Vortex returns, BNSF officials said in a press release.

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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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