House Majority Whip Highlights Report on Importance of Mississippi River System to U.S. Soybean Exports

A study titled “Emerging South American Competitiveness to U.S. Soybean Exports” was released this week by the International Business Committee of the World Trade Center … Read More »

ASA Hails Barge Fuel Increase to Fund Waterways,Calls for Longer-Term Solution with Passage of Tax Extenders Stopgap

As part of H.R. 647, the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act, the House of Representatives on Wednesday passed, by a vote of 404-17, … Read More »

Ice Leads to Early Closure of Upper Mississippi Shipping Season

Ice covered locks and dams near Minnesota are causing an early end to the shipping season on the upper Mississippi River today rather than early … Read More »

STC’s 5th Annual Railroad Report Card: Grain Shippers Rate Union Pacific Best Railroad Amid Widespread Frustration

Information provided by the Soy Transportation Coalition. The Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) released its fifth annual Railroad Report Card last week and Union Pacific reclaimed … Read More »

USACE Implements ‘Queue Management’ to Keep Harvest Moving

Last week, ASA and the Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) contacted the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to express our concerns with their decision to … Read More »

Signatures Needed in Support of Waterways Funding and the NESP!

Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) and Rep. Adam Kinzinger (R-IL) are circulating a Dear Colleague letter in support of a letter to be sent to President … Read More »

ASA Pushes for Swift Approval of New Labor Agreement

ASA and several other members of the West Coast Port Labor Negations Coalition sent a letter this week calling for International Longshore and Warehouse Union … Read More »

ASA Provides Rail, Highway and Waterways Transportation Update

ASA on Thursday morning provided members with an update on transportation issues impacting soy growers including rail, waterways and trucks. Rail ASA continues to monitor … Read More »

ASA Meets With Top EPA Officials on WOTUS, Comment Deadline Extended

ASA directors met with Ken Kopocis, deputy assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Water, on Monday to discuss concerns about the proposed rule to define … Read More »

STB Orders Weekly Reports from Railways to End Backlog Issues

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) ordered all major U.S. railways this week to begin filing weekly reports in efforts to ease issues including shortage of … Read More »