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Organic grains & oilseeds section added to Midwest Shippers Association’s web portal (03/23/2015)

The Midwest Shippers Association has added a new organic grain and oilseeds information section to its specialty grains web portal at

Hilton Minneapolis site for the 2015 joint Midwest Shippers/USSEC U.S. SOY Global Trade Exchange, September 9-11 (03/23/2015)

The premiere global soy and grain trade event of the year – the U.S. SOY Global Trade Exchange co-located with the Midwest Specialty Grains Conference & Trade Show -- will take place at the Hilton Minneapolis, September 9-11, 2015. The U.S. Soybean Export Council (USSEC) and the Midwest Shippers Association (MSA) are again teaming up to co-host the event which is known for its great value, as well as its exclusive access to qualified international buyers, and its high impact program featuring global industry and government leaders.

Shippers seek to fix broken labor-management system at U.S. ports (03/23/2015)

WASHINGTON — After finally getting Congress and the Obama administration to turn their attention to U.S. West Coast congestion exacerbated by union slowdowns, shippers are pushing for a change to what they consider a broken labor-management system, the Journal of Commerce reported last week.

Wisconsin tops nation for organic beef and dairy; U.S. organic grain production falls short of demand (03/23/2015)

While the $35 billion U.S. organic industry continues to expand at a brisk pace, organic grain production is not keeping up with the growing demand for organic livestock feed and value-added food products, according to a new report on Wisconsin organic agriculture. The badger state, however, leads the nation in organic beef and dairy production.

Senators Thune, Nelson introduce bipartisan freight rail reform bill; would beef up the STB (03/23/2015)

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) and U.S. Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), who respectively serve as the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, last week introduced S. 808, the Surface Transportation Board (STB) Reauthorization Act of 2015, to reform freight rail regulations and grant additional powers to the U.S. Surface Transportation Board (STB). Mark-up of the bill is set for this week.

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