Transportation

ASA Points to Truck Weight Limit Study, Urges Congress to Include Increased Truck Capacity and Efficiency in 2015 Highway Bill

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is touting a research project released yesterday by the Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) that examines the effects of increasing truck … Read More »

Support Needed for Bipartisan House Resolution to Address West Coast Ports Slowdown

Congressmen introduced a House resolution last week, calling on the ILWU and PMA to conclude their negotiations as the work slowdown at ports along the … Read More »

Issues at West Coast Ports Persist

Since July 2014 the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and the Int’l Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) have operated without a contract, while trying to negotiate … Read More »

ASA Participates in Waterways Industry Meetings and Capitol Hill Visits

This week the Waterways Council, Inc. (WCI) held their annual meeting in Washington, D.C. focused on priorities for federal funding and following up on the … Read More »

National Waterways Foundation Commissioned-Study Examines Economic Impact of Increased Investment in Inland Waterways System

The success of the American soybean farmer, and the broader economy, relies on inland waterway system—which provides close proximity to productive farm ground and the … Read More »

ASA Ratchets Up Pressure on Unions, Ports to Resolve West Coast Slowdown

The American Soybean Association (ASA), along with more than 90 fellow farm and food organizations, called on representatives on both sides of the labor dispute … Read More »

Keystone Pipeline Bill Attracts Amendments on RFS, Trade

As the Senate considers a bill to approve the contentious Keystone XL pipeline, two amendments of interest to ASA have been filed that could potentially … Read More »

ASA Pushes for Quick Approval of New West Coast Port Labor Agreement

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

Contact Senators to Ask the White House for a Start to the NESP in 2016

ASA encourages soy growers to reach out to their senators and encourage their support for a letter to President Obama urging support for the Navigation … Read More »

A Look Back at the Policy Wins for ASA in 2014

The 113th Congress has the dubious distinction of being the second-least productive in history, surpassed only by the 112th Congress.  Gridlock between the Obama Administration, … Read More »