Transportation

Soybean Industry Talks Rail, Trucks, Waterways at Agriculture Transportation Summit

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and the soybean industry played an active and prominent role in the Ag Transportation Summit held Aug. 4-5 in Rosemont, … Read More »

House, Senate Settle on Short Term Transportation Bill

Congress settled on a short-term bill this week that keeps transportation authority funded through Oct. 29—setting the stage for negotiations over a long-term extension this … Read More »

Senate Finance Committee Passes 2-Year Extension of Biodiesel Tax Credit, Section 179 and Bonus Depreciation

The Senate Finance Committee held a mark-up earlier this week of a bill to extend certain expired tax provisions, commonly referred to as “tax extenders.” The … Read More »

Senate Attempts to Pass 3 Year Highway Bill

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell this week unveiled a highway bill that reauthorizes programs for six years and provides full funding for three years. McConnell … Read More »

Senate Bill to Improve U.S. Port Operations Gets Hearing

A Senate hearing is being held on June 25 for a  bill introduced to address the disruption experienced earlier this year at the West Coast … Read More »

Senate Passes Bill to Reform Rail Oversight Board

The U.S. Senate late last week approved S. 808, a bill to reauthorize and reform the Surface Transportation Board (STB), which oversees the railroad industry. … Read More »

Highway Bill: House Talks Long Term Funding, Senate Releases Draft

The House Ways & Means Committee held a hearing to discuss various options for funding a new long-term surface transportation bill last week.  Among the … Read More »

Soy Transportation Coalition to House: Investment in Infrastructure Vital to Ag

In testimony before a House subcommittee this week, Executive Director of the Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) Mike Steenhoek emphasized the greater importance of transportation to … Read More »

ASA Supports New Rail Rate Standard

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) held a hearing this week to examine grain rail rate rules. The American Soybean Association (ASA) signed a joint letter … Read More »

Senate Committee Approves Bill to Force Withdrawal of WOTUS Rule

Information provided by the Association of Government Relations Professionals. The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would require … Read More »