The inaugural Ag Transportation Summit was held last week in Chicago, Ill., bringing together producer-leaders, members of agribusiness and government officials to discuss transportation issues facing today’s agriculture industry.

The summit was hosted by the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) and the Soy Transportation Coalition, supported by USDA. Will Stafford, the National Association of Wheat Growers policy staffer focusing on transportation, filed a report.

Trucking, waterway and rail issues were tackled by summit attendees, with expert panels including leaders from each industry speaking on the topics.

Keynote speakers at the event included Rep. Randy Hultgren (R-Ill.); Dan Elliot, chairman of the Surface Transportation Board; and Michael Scuse, acting USDA deputy secretary.

More information on the event including speaker presentations is at