Soy Checkoff examines lock and dam maintenance options
If the United States doesn’t have an effective inland waterway system, soybeans and other commodities won’t get to ports or overseas markets and reduce U.S. farmers’ competitiveness, according to the United Soybean Board (USB).
A recent study funded by USB’s Global Opportunities program in coordination with the Soy Transportation Coalition examined inefficiencies in the U.S. waterway system and also offered potential solutions. The U.S. inland waterways serve as important and economical routes to transport U.S. soy to global markets.
Fifty-nine percent of total 2011 soybean exports passed through Mississippi River ports in southern Louisiana. Of those soybeans, 89 percent passed through the locks on U.S. inland waterways on the way to the ports.
Self-contained hydraulic system with power cables (hydraulic). Tandem Henschen axles (hydraulic). Hydraulic fenders. Manual or hydraulic tilt. 6,500-gallon tank.
- Hawaiian GMO crop registry implementation halted
- Maryland leaders stall phosphorus regulations
- D.C. Watch: Apply for disaster assistance by April 15
- Agricultural subsidies remain a staple in the industrial world
- Canada, South Korea conclude long-delayed free trade deal
- Syngenta halts sales of new GMO corn seed in Canada
- Are you in favor of a federal labeling standard for food that might contain genetically modified ingredients?
- Commentary: Barking up the wrong tree
- Larson Electronics offers 150 Watt LED high bay light fixture
- Julie Borlaug says biotech is necessary in fight against hunger
- Water allocation for most drought-stricken Calif. farms to end
- CLA responds to EPA’s proposed worker protection standard
Ports and River Receiving Systems