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eNews • November 8, 2018
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Promoting a Cost-Effective, Reliable and Competitive Transportation System

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Soybean Vessel Load Out Size Distribution on the Lower Mississippi River
(2016 through 2017)

Source: "Impact on Crops and Product Export Flows of Dredging the Lower Mississippi River to 50 feet;" Soy Transportation Coalition

A Localized Supply Chain in a Global Marketplace: Soybean Farmers Explore Innovative Option for Containerized Shipping on Inland Waterways

A Localized Supply Chain in a Global Marketplace: Soybean Farmers Explore Innovative Option for Containerized Shipping on Inland Waterways

In the midst of a dynamic and uncertain global marketplace, it is incumbent upon soybean farmers to explore any innovation that offers the potential for transporting soybeans and other agricultural products in a more reliable, cost-effective, efficient, and secure manner. The nation's multi-modal transportation system stands between production and ultimate consumption. Depending upon its design and condition, it can either be a facilitator of farmer profitability or an obstacle to it. A new, innovative maritime vessel offers the potential to transport soybeans and other agricultural products via shipping containers along the nation's inland waterway system to export facilities near the Gulf of Mexico. If realized, this new supply chain will enable farmers and local elevators to more directly access international customers.

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Letter To The Editor: Water Infrastructure Act

Letter To The Editor: Water Infrastructure Act

On Tuesday, October 23, President Trump signed into law the "America's Water Infrastructure Act of 2018" (S.3021). Title I of the act included the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2018. On October 10, the Senate passed the legislation by a vote of 99-1. The House of Representatives passed the legislation unanimously on September 13.

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U.S. experiences 'soybean backup' as exporters struggle to sell

U.S. experiences 'soybean backup' as exporters struggle to sell

A dramatic change in the international soybean market created by the trade war between the United States and China has left soy exporters scrambling to not only find new buyers, but also reroute millions of bushels of beans across the country.

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FHWA Taking Applications for $225M Competitive Bridge Funding Opportunity

FHWA Taking Applications for $225M Competitive Bridge Funding Opportunity

The Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) is accepting grant applications for $225 million worth of funding via its Competitive Highway Bridge program through Dec. 4.

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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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