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Grain, soybean, ethanol shippers tell STB rail car delays causing havoc with supply chains (04/14/2014)

WASHINGTON – U.S. grain and ethanol shippers told federal regulators at a Surface Transportation Board hearing April 10 that delays in getting rail cars to ship their products are causing them financial havoc, and warned of long-term damage to their businesses unless conditions improve.

Minnesota soybean leaders speak about rail availability crisis at STB hearing (04/14/2014)

Mankato, Minn.—Minnesota soybean farmer are faced with a major transportation challenge that threatens to drastically impact the state’s agriculture industry. Several Minnesota Soybean Growers Association (MSGA) leaders are headed to Washington D.C. lst week to drive home the point that a substantial change in rail availability is crippling the region’s vital agriculture exports.

Desperate for credit, China importers default on soy cargoes (04/14/2014)

Chinese importers have defaulted on at least 500,000 tons of U.S. and Brazilian soybean cargoes worth around $300 million, the biggest in a decade, as buyers struggle to get credit amid losses in processing beans, Reuters News reported April 10.

China's corn rejections cost companies $427 million, NGFA says (04/14/2014)

China has rejected nearly 1.45 million tonnes of U.S. corn shipments since late last year, according to the National Grain & Feed Association (NGFA), the Wall Street Journal and Reuters reported April 11. NGFA estimates that China's rejection of genetically modified corn has cost grains companies $427 million in lost sales and re-routed shipments.

China corn glut no barrier to Chinese farmers as state buys (04/14/2014)

Even after four years of record corn harvests left China with the world’s biggest surplus since 2002, Zhang Fengyou and millions of farmers in the northeast provinces are planting more. Bloomberg News reported last week how China’s government purchases have led to surplus stocks of corn.

Port of Houston to fund deeper container shipping terminal berths, channel (04/14/2014)

The Port of Houston Commission has approved a $68 million construction contract with Orion Construction L.P. to fund improvements to the channels leading to the Bayport and Barbours Cut container terminals, American Shipper reports.

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