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eNews • April 10, 2017
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Since 2013, 19 states and the District of Columbia have enacted legislation that will increase or may increase overall state gas taxes. Included among the 19 states are the following with sizable soybean production: Iowa, Michigan, Nebraska, and South Dakota.

In addition, Kentucky and North Carolina altered the structure of their fuel taxes in order to limit decreasing revenues.

Source: National Conference of State Legislatures

Mississippi River container terminal faces steep climb

Mississippi River container terminal faces steep climb

Backers of a proposed Mississippi River container terminal between New Orleans and the Gulf of Mexico say they expect large, self-propelled inland vessels will help them succeed in what some view as a long-shot effort to lure cargo from other US coasts.

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Rep. DeFazio files $500b transportation infrastructure bill

Rep. DeFazio files $500b transportation infrastructure bill

U.S. House Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., on March 22, 2017 introduced legislation that would raise roughly $500 billion to rebuild the country’s “crumbling” transportation infrastructure, according to a statement from DeFazio's office.

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Swift and Knight to Merge

Swift and Knight to Merge

Swift Transportation Co. and Knight Transportation Inc. will merge via a stock swap to form a new company, Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings Inc. The companies said the deal will bring together two of the largest players in trucking for a combined enterprise value of $6 billion.

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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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