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eNews • July 20, 2017
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Source: “Farm to Market: A Soybean’s Journey” (Funded by the Soybean Checkoff)

Almost 30 years later, Olmsted Lock and Dam projected to open in 2018

Almost 30 years later, Olmsted Lock and Dam projected to open in 2018

After nearly three decades of construction delays and funding hiccups, the much-anticipated $3 billion Olmsted Lock and Dam project on the Ohio River is now estimated to open in the fall of 2018 or sooner, according to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

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Expanded Panama Canal reaches first anniversary

Expanded Panama Canal reaches first anniversary

June 26 marked the one year anniversary of the expansion of the Panama Canal, and the Central American waterway's performance since the expansion has exceeded what was originally forecast, according to canal authorities.

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Brightline trains to run on biodiesel

Brightline trains to run on biodiesel

Brightline has formed a partnership with Florida Power & Light Co. (FPL) to provide clean biodiesel to fuel the company's trains. 

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Railroads adding more cars to trains in effort to trim costs, raising some concerns about safety

Railroads adding more cars to trains in effort to trim costs, raising some concerns about safety

The train that moved through downtown Council Bluffs late last month on a bright Saturday morning didn’t seem extraordinary at first glance — just another Union Pacific freighter with different types of cargo and railcars slowly crossing the railroad tracks in a town crisscrossed with railroad tracks.

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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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