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Monday, January 30, 2012

River Transportation

River transportation is an extremely important cog in the agricultural export system.  getting the bounty of the land to market has been an issue since European Settlers began farming in the Midwest.  Texas A&M University completed a study for the United Soybean Board documenting the condition of our river transportation system.  The aging system seems to be causing more delays in shipping.  There are no detours on the river.  If something does not work there is no way around it.  Truck and rail are not a substitute for river transportation because their capacity is so much less. 

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