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eNews • August 13, 2018
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Maximum Vessel Size for the Panama and Suez Canals

NOTE: DWT ("Deadweight Tons") - the load carrying capacity of a ship. DWT includes the weight of the cargo, fuel, ballast water, passengers, and crew.

A National Investment with Local Benefit: STC Research Identifies Farmer Benefit of Dredging the Lower Mississippi River

A National Investment with Local Benefit: STC Research Identifies Farmer Benefit of Dredging the Lower Mississippi River

As real and potential threats confront U.S. agriculture, in general, and the soybean industry, in particular, it becomes all the more incumbent to identify opportunities to enhance farmer profitability. Making strategic investments in infrastructure - the system that allows production to cost effectively and reliably access international customers - is one of the most effective ways to promote and elevate America's farmers.

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FTR: Class 8 truck orders 'astounding'

FTR: Class 8 truck orders 'astounding'

Net orders for North American Class 8 trucks totaled 52,250 units in June, the highest monthly total ever, according to preliminary data from freight forecaster FTR Transportation Intelligence.

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CN publishes 'Grain Plan' for next crop year

CN publishes 'Grain Plan' for next crop year

CN has posted on its website a plan for servicing the 2018-19 grain crop. The report is what the Class I is calling a first annual public Grain Plan, developed after "extensive consultation with key stakeholders," according to the website.

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Brazil still feeling the impact of truck driver strike

Brazil still feeling the impact of truck driver strike

The Brazilian grain industry is still feeling the residual impact of an 11-day truck driver strike in May, which has resulted in a slowdown of the country's grain and oilseed trade, according to a July 26 Global Agricultural Information Network (GAIN) report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

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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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