Transportation

ASA Supports Rail Reform Bill Passed by Senate Committee

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee this week unanimously passed  S. 2777, the Surface Transportation Board Reauthorization Act, sponsored by Sen. Rockefeller (D-WV) and … Read More »

House Transportation Panel Releases Report on Public-Private Partnerships

On Wednesday, the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Panel on Public-Private Partnerships (P3 Panel) released its final report and recommendations on how to balance the … Read More »

Vilsack Discusses Railway Woes with Obama, and Senators Introduce STB Reform Bill

Railway issues, including shortage of cars, delays and the possible impact on farmers as a new crop harvest begins this season were high priorities in … Read More »

ASA Discusses Timely Rail Movement, Basis Levels at BNSF Ag Rail Council Meeting

ASA Directors Bill Gordon and Kevin Scott headed to the BNSF Ag Rail Council meeting this week, where most of the morning discussion centered on … Read More »

ASA Director Asks for ‘Adequate and Timely’ Rail Service at Surface Transportation Board Hearing

American Soybean Association (ASA) Director Lance Peterson joined other concerned growers in Fargo, N.D. today at a public hearing before the Surface Transportation Board (STB) … Read More »

Upper Mississippi Governors Weigh in on NESP

Information provided by the Waterways Council Inc. e-Brief.  Governors from the Upper Mississippi River states (Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, and Wisconsin) sent a joint letter … Read More »

Surface Transportation Board Hearing on Rail Issues in Fargo, N.D. Sept. 4

At the Surface Transportation Board hearing on rail issues in Fargo, N.D. next week, ASA Director Lance Peterson will testify for ASA and Minnesota Soybean … Read More »

Surface Transportation Board to Hold Rail Hearing in North Dakota

The federal Surface Transportation Board (STB) announced that it will hold a public hearing on the rail service problems on Sept. 4 in Fargo, N.D.  … Read More »

ASA Engages EPA in Dialogue over Waters of the U.S.

Officials from the EPA’s Office of Water and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a special question and answer session for ASA members on … Read More »

Coal Industry Also Experiencing Rail Issues

Several Members of Congress have contacted the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to raise concerns with the ability of some power plants in the Upper Midwest … Read More »