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United Soybean Board Officials Tour Panama Canal

United Soybean Board Officials Tour Panama Canal

This year’s United Soybean Board See For Yourself Tour included a trip to the Panama Canal. USB Director Jim Carroll says this maritime shortcut gives U.S. farmers a competitive advantage but when the expansion is complete, there will be significant pressure to improve the U.S. grain transportation system to handle the post Panamax vessels.

Carroll says the canal has long been important to the U.S. grain export system.

Carroll says once the Panama Canal expansion is complete, it will somewhat equalize the cost and efficiency of sending soybeans to China through the Gulf versus the Pacific Northwest ports.

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A look at the big stories that made news this week and the headlines you may have missed.

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Americans are really angry with Washington

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Americans are angry with the handling of issues ranging from healthcare reform to the rise of Islamic State militants.

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Rail Plan Approved

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The state Rail Board approved the new South Dakota rail plan at their meeting this week.

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Siren Project Nixed

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Bidding for the emergency siren project in the lake area of Yankton closed yesterday, but at their meeting yesterday afternoon, Commission members agreed not to go ahead with the project and to reject any received bids.

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Minnesota Farm Bureau Members Lobbying Congress

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Minnesota Farm Bureau members are in Washington D.C. this week making hill visits. Cass County Farm Bureau President Miles Kuschel,…