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Still time to register for the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange - USSEC-MSA conference in Milwaukee – starts two weeks from today (09/01/2014)

There’s still time to register to attend the upcoming international joint conference of the U.S. Soybean Export Council and Midwest Shippers Association – the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange and the Midwest Specialty Grains Conference – in Milwaukee. It’s just two weeks away for the September 15-18 conference and trade show

Deal with Washington state port will send rail box cars to North Dakota (09/01/2014)

FARGO, N.D. — North Dakota farmers will have more options for shipping by rail under a deal signed last week on August 27, agricultural officials say, the Bismarck Tribune reported last week. Under the agreement, the Port of Vancouver, which is the third largest port in the state of Washington, will send rail cars to North Dakota delivering lumber, paper, cement, fertilizer, energy supplies and other goods

SD shipper: "No train, no grain" (09/01/2014)

OMAHA -- Oahe Grain in Onida, S.D., has been full since Aug. 14 and had been expecting a train from the CP, but it was a "no show." DTN last week provided another report on the challenges grain shippers face in the Upper Plains states.

Retail group urges ILWU port workers, PMA employers to reach contract deal (09/01/2014)

A retail trade association has once again called on the Pacific Maritime Association (PMA) and International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) to reach an agreement on an new contract to replace their agreement which expired July 1, American Shipper reported last week. (Negotiations continue with the threat of a coast-wide port shut down still a possibility.)

European groups call for E.U. to approve GM products (09/01/2014)

BRUSSELS, BELGIUM — Three E.U.-based agencies have joined the call for the E.U. Commission to authorize eight genetically modified (GM) products, World Grain reported late last week.

Transportation and shipping logistics to hit center stage at upcoming Midwest Shippers Association/U.S. Soybean Export Council international conference; Only three weeks until kickoff in Milwaukee – still time to register (08/25/2014)

It’s only three weeks until Midwest Shippers Association and the U.S. Soybean Export Council will kick-off their joint international event in Milwaukee. It’s not only soy and grain and global trade on the agenda this year. Transportation and shipping logistics will capture much of the limelight as the world’s grain trading industry seeks to grapple with new challenges. If you haven’t made your arrangements to attend what will be THE most important international soy and grain trading event of the year in the U.S., it is time to do so. Go to

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