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eNews • July 17, 2019
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The Mississippi River at St. Louis has been at or above flood stage for 107 consecutive days as of Monday, July 1, 2019, topping the previous record of 104 days set during the Great Flood of 1993.

Source: Army Corps of Engineers and the National Weather Service

Soybean Farmers Strategically Invest in Key Link in Supply Chain

Soybean Farmers Strategically Invest in Key Link in Supply Chain

As U.S. soybean farmers continue to encounter challenges with both growing a crop and marketing a crop, it remains essential to maintain and enhance the transportation system established to transport that crop. U.S. soybean farmers are not only increasing the time and effort devoted to improving the competitiveness of their transportation network, they are also strategically investing resources to do so.

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Port of New Orleans reopens following Barry

Port of New Orleans reopens following Barry

The Port of New Orleans has reopened after Tropical Storm Barry swept through the region, although officials still stress dangerous flooding conditions for area residents. Port conditions are normal as of 6 a.m. CT on July 14, enabling vessel movement into and out of the Mississippi River and the Port of New Orleans, albeit with some restrictions, the U.S. Coast Guard said.

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Mixed emotions as river reopens to barges

Mixed emotions as river reopens to barges

The Army Corps of Engineers has partially opened the Mississippi River to barge traffic, but some farmers in Iowa are still worried about the financial impact of the slow recovery of shipping on the waterway.

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Florida's latest oddity: Semi trucks with nobody inside them

Florida's latest oddity: Semi trucks with nobody inside them

At first glance, the 18-wheeler, white with green lettering crawling down its side, looked like any other heavy-duty truck on the road.

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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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