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Shipping containers aboard a ship

Lawmakers seek to get ag exports back on ships

American ag exporters have been finding it increasingly difficult to get their commodities into containers and onto ships as Chinese companies and international shippers monopolize ocean transportation, but lawmakers are hoping to alleviate the situation with new legislation.
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Daybreak April 7: Cabinet members trying to sell infrastructure plan

President Joe Biden’s $2.3 trillion infrastructure plan is vague about a lot of details, including how $17 billion for waterways would be spent. But Tracy Zea of the Waterways Council tells Agri-Pulse that he expects at least $3 billion to be available for inland waterway projects. That could pay for replacing two sets of aging locks and dams on the upper Mississippi River system, he said.


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Train cars

Harvest pace testing fall rail capacity

Rail carriers are anticipating a strong demand for grain shipments this fall as China buys more corn and soybeans, but harvest pace is also surpassing five-year averages, increasing the concern for potential bottlenecks.
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Cattle in yard

USDA has released the long-awaited beef market report. Now what?

Last week’s report from the Department of Agriculture offered a laundry list of reasons for why beef markets behaved the way they did after two cataclysmic events hit the sector in as many years. But the 21-page document also contained something else: a legislative and regulatory to-do list for an industry well-known for infighting and disagreement.


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