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eNews • June 7, 2018
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NUMBER OF MILES AND OWNERSHIP: FEDERAL, STATE, AND LOCAL ROADS

Source: Federal Highway Administration, U.S. DOT

Ag Transportation Summit to Focus on Linking Growing U.S. Ag Production with Expanding Demand

Ag Transportation Summit to Focus on Linking Growing U.S. Ag Production with Expanding Demand

"Connecting Growing Supply with Growing Demand" will be the theme and focus of the third Ag Transportation Summit conference to be conducted on July 25-26 at the Westin Crystal City Hotel in Arlington, Va.

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China Food Giant Expands in Brazil

China Food Giant Expands in Brazil

China's food giant Cofco International is positioning itself to increase soybean purchases from Brazil as trade tensions escalate between the U.S. and the Asian nation, according to a person with direct knowledge of the matter.

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High water conditions improve for barge operators

High water conditions improve for barge operators

For most of 2018, high water conditions have disrupted barge traffic on the Mississippi, Ohio, Illinois, and Arkansas rivers. High water and fast currents have caused barge companies to reduce the size of tows, increase horsepower requirements of towboats, and in certain areas, restrict barge traffic to daylight operations.

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Brazil truckers end strike, but cargo delays to persist

Brazil truckers end strike, but cargo delays to persist

The disruption and losses inflicted on Brazil's ports and sectors by the truck drivers' strike and blockade - in which one truck driver was killed, cargo lost, and goods tranport delayed natonwide - means it will take at least 10 days before some kind of 'normal' can return to Brazil, several sources told JOC.com.

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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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