Transportation

ASA Provides Rail, Highway and Waterways Transportation Update

ASA on Thursday morning provided members with an update on transportation issues impacting soy growers including rail, waterways and trucks. Rail ASA continues to monitor … Read More »

ASA Meets With Top EPA Officials on WOTUS, Comment Deadline Extended

ASA directors met with Ken Kopocis, deputy assistant administrator of EPA’s Office of Water, on Monday to discuss concerns about the proposed rule to define … Read More »

STB Orders Weekly Reports from Railways to End Backlog Issues

The Surface Transportation Board (STB) ordered all major U.S. railways this week to begin filing weekly reports in efforts to ease issues including shortage of … Read More »

AMS’ Transportation Study Finds U.S. Infrastructure Improvements Critical to Maintaining Competitive Edge in the World Soy market

The Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) Transportation Division released a study in September, examining how improved Brazilian infrastructure and the continuing decline of U.S.  infrastructure impacts … Read More »

ASA Joins Comments on Proposed Standards for Rail Tank Cars

The American Soybean Association this week signed onto comments, along with 29 other agricultural organizations, expressing views on the U.S. Department of Transportation, Pipeline and … Read More »

ASA Urges USACE to Implement WRRDA

During a webinar on Wednesday with the U.­­­S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), ASA submitted comments regarding implementation of the Water Resources Reform & Development … Read More »

ASA Begins Biweekly Policy Conference Calls

ASA will launch a series of conference calls every other Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. ET starting next week, to keep states updated on key issues … Read More »

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 »