Senate Bill to Improve U.S. Port Operations Gets Hearing

A Senate hearing is being held on June 25 for a  bill introduced to address the disruption experienced earlier this year at the West Coast … Read More »

Senate Passes Bill to Reform Rail Oversight Board

The U.S. Senate late last week approved S. 808, a bill to reauthorize and reform the Surface Transportation Board (STB), which oversees the railroad industry. … Read More »

Highway Bill: House Talks Long Term Funding, Senate Releases Draft

The House Ways & Means Committee held a hearing to discuss various options for funding a new long-term surface transportation bill last week.  Among the … Read More »

Soy Transportation Coalition to House: Investment in Infrastructure Vital to Ag

In testimony before a House subcommittee this week, Executive Director of the Soy Transportation Coalition (STC) Mike Steenhoek emphasized the greater importance of transportation to … Read More »

ASA Supports New Rail Rate Standard

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) held a hearing this week to examine grain rail rate rules. The American Soybean Association (ASA) signed a joint letter … Read More »

Senate Committee Approves Bill to Force Withdrawal of WOTUS Rule

Information provided by the Association of Government Relations Professionals. The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on Wednesday approved a bill that would require … Read More »

Soy Growers Call on Congress to Scrap Clean Water Rule

The American Soybean Association (ASA) is calling on lawmakers to take legislative action to prevent the Clean Water Rule from taking effect. ASA specifically cites the … Read More »

ASA Supports Bill to Prevent Port Labor Disruptions, Protect U.S. Businesses

Legislation was introduced in the Senate that could allow state governors to intervene in labor disputes at seaports to stop disruptions and protect American businesses, … Read More »

Soy Growers Relieved By New West Coast Ports Labor Contract

A new five-year agreement authorized on May 22 will help get port traffic moving again at a normal rate. The members of the International Longshore … Read More »

ASA Discusses Grain Standards Act with Senate, House Ag Staff

As the Senate Committee of Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry prepared to mark-up reauthorization of the U.S. Grain Standards Act (USGSA) on May 21, the American … Read More »