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eNews • June 16, 2017
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The Ohio Waterway System is 981 miles long and begins at the Emsworth Lock in Pittsburgh  and concludes at Lock and Dam 53 close to the Mississippi River. The system is comprised of twenty locks and dams. It requires eight to nine days to navigate the system.

Source: Soy Transportation Coalition

Agribusiness Angles for Infrastructure Upgrades on U.S. Inland Waterways

Agribusiness Angles for Infrastructure Upgrades on U.S. Inland Waterways

President Donald Trump's focus on infrastructure highlights a long-festering problem in the U.S. heartland: crumbling river systems that can make it more costly to transport crops.

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House Members Push for Long-Term Fix for Highway Trust Fund

House Members Push for Long-Term Fix for Highway Trust Fund

More than 250 members of the U.S. House of Representatives Monday sent a letter  to Ways & Means Chairman Kevin Brady, calling for a long-term fix to the Highway Trust Fund.

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Uber takes aim at trucking

Uber takes aim at trucking

After disrupting the taxi cab industry, the famed ride-sharing company's newly launched Uber Freight division is now accepting bookings for cargo moving in 53-foot dry and reefer vans.

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Infrastructure issues hamper Brazilian exports

Infrastructure issues hamper Brazilian exports

Brazilian exports of soybeans are expected to reach record levels this year, putting the country’s creaking export infrastructure under huge strain. Exactly how much soybeans will be exported this season from Brazil was not clear in late March, but the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) was estimating 61 million tonnes, while Brazilian sources expected 57 million tonnes. Either figure would represent a major jump from the 54 million tonnes exported in 2015-16 and a significantly higher mark than the 32 million tonnes exported in 2011-12.

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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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