Transportation

Soy Growers Hear Rail Updates, Discuss Trade and Ag Exports During BNSF Meeting

Soy growers boarded a train last week for a meeting to discuss rail transportation issues and ag exports. As members of the Burlington Northern Sante Fe (BNSF) Ag Rail Council, American Soybean Association (ASA) Governing Committee members Bill Gordon (MN) and Kevin Scott (SD), along with Executive Director Bill Schuermann attended the fall council meeting … Read More »

ASA Takes on Farm Progress Show 2017 with Help from

American Soybean Association (ASA) farmer leaders have been in Decatur, Ill. all this week, interacting with fellow farmers, members of Congress and administration officials, media and industry partners at the 2017 Farm Progress Show. The leadership team of President Ron Moore, Vice President John Heisdorffer and Chairman Richard Wilkins spent three days at the annual … Read More »

Soy Growers Urge Surface Transportation Board to Take Action on Declining Rail Service

Soy growers and several other groups are urging the Surface Transportation Board (STB) to take action and find the causes for continually deteriorating rail service provided by the CSX Transportation Co. (CSXT). The American Soybean Association, as part of the Ag Transporation Working Group, signed a letter to STB this week, encouraging them to press … Read More »

Soy Growers to Trump: Include Rural Voices on Infrastructure Council

Soy growers showed support for the Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure and urged President Donald Trump to include voices from the rural community and representatives with expertise in the area. The American Soybean Association (ASA), as part of the Rebuild Rural Coalition signed a letter to President Donald Trump last week, along with more than … Read More »

White House Announces Infrastructure Council

The Trump Administration announced the establishment of a new Presidential Advisory Council on Infrastructure earlier this month. The Council will “study the scope and effectiveness of, and make findings and recommendations to the President regarding, Federal Government funding, support, and delivery of infrastructure projects in several sectors, including surface transportation, aviation, ports and waterways, water … Read More »

House Ag Committee Examines Rural Infrastructure Needs

The House Agriculture Committee held a hearing on rural infrastructure earlier this week. “From broadband and transportation, to energy, water and research, public investment in infrastructure has been vital to the success and stability of our rural communities and has helped American agriculture thrive,” Chairman K. Michael Conaway said upon announcing the hearing. “As we … Read More »

ASA Directors, Staff Gather in Washington for July Board Meeting and Issues Forum

In Washington this week, the American Soybean Association’s (ASA) board of directors and other leaders in the soybean industry met for its annual July meeting and Issues Forum, discussing issues including trade, infrastructure, tax reform and other issues of importance to the industry, including the upcoming farm bill negotiations. During the Issues Forum on Tuesday afternoon, attendees … Read More »

ASA Welcomes President Trump’s Infrastructure Commitment

American Soybean Association (ASA) Governing Committee member Bret Davis, of Ohio, and Directors Kendell Culp, of Indiana, and Gerry Hayden, of Kentucky, were among a number of soybean farmers and industry stakeholders that joined President Donald Trump in Cincinnati yesterday to highlight the economic importance of the inland waterways system and the need to invest in … Read More »

ASA Joins SHIP Coalition, Supports Pilot Program to Improve Trucking Efficiency

The American Soybean Association (ASA) joined the Safer Hauling & Infrastructure Protection (SHIP) coalition efforts to improve trucking efficiency through modernization of truck weight limits on federal interstates. ASA supports expanding truck weight limits on federal interstates to a minimum of 91,000 pounds with the addition of a sixth axle. ASA joined other organizations on … Read More »

Push Continues for Increased Annual Funding for Waterways Programs

The American Soybean Association (ASA) was among 22 agricultural groups that signed letters to House and Senate Appropriations Committee leaders urging increased funding in Fiscal Year 2018 Appropriations for programs supporting inland waterways, ports and harbors. Funding for these programs administered by the Army Corps of Engineers and delivered through the annual Energy & Water … Read More »