Transportation

ASA Participates in Soy Transportation Coalition Meeting, Hayden Elected Chairman

The Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) held a meeting in Williamsburg, Va. this week to conduct organizational business and visit key transportation components in the region.  … Read More »

U.S. Government Issues Report on West Coast Ports, Improving Freight Strategies

The U.S. Government Accounting Office (GAO) released a report this week on West Coast Ports and efforts to improve the flow of transportation. The report … Read More »

USDA Sponsored Report Examines Impacts of Potential Lock and Dam Closures

This week the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a report on the economic impact of the hypothetical closure of locks on the Upper Mississippi … Read More »

Soy Growers Support Begeman for another Term on Surface Transportation Board

The American Soybean Association (ASA) and 24 other agricultural organizations sent a letter to President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), supporting … Read More »

House Passage of WRDA Reauthorization Bill

By a vote of 399-25, the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a two year Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) reauthorization bill, supported by … Read More »

Shippers Urging Action to Avoid Disruptions from Hanjin Shipping Bankruptcy

The American Soybean Assocation (ASA) and several ag organizations sent a letter to U.S. Department of Commerce Secretary Penny Pritzker urging engagement with the South … Read More »

Final Venue Set for WOTUS Challenges

The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals has denied states’ latest bid to have their challenges to the Waters of the U.S. (WOTUS) rule heard by … Read More »

Soy Growers Testify on Rail Shipper Issues

Last week, the Senate Commerce Committee held a field hearing on rail shipper issues in Sioux Falls, S.D. that focused on implementation of the Surface … Read More »

West Coast Longshore Union Agrees to Early Contract Renegotiations

Delegates of the International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) working at West Coast ports voted last week to enter into discussions with representatives of the … Read More »

Soy Growers Urge Early Negotiations on Next West Coast Port Labor Contract

The American Soybean Association (ASA) was one of 128 organizations that signed a letter to the International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) and the Pacific … Read More »