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NGFA Hosts Ag Transportation Summit Workshop

Focus on the importance of inland waterway, rail, truck and vessel transportation to U.S. agriculture

NGFA Hosts Ag Transportation Summit Workshop

Hosted by NGFA and the Soy Transportation Coalition and supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Agricultural Marketing Service, the Ag Transportation Summit unites leaders from agricultural producer organizations, agribusinesses and government to focus on the importance of inland waterway, rail, truck and vessel transportation to the competitiveness and profitability of U.S. agriculture. 

The 2018 Summit will be held July 25-26 in Arlington, VA.

The focus will be “Connecting Growing Supply with Growing Demand” and feature panels highlighting port and rail issues, speakers from USDA and Surface Transportation Board (STB), and several “Innovation Sessions” focusing on new and emerging technologies. After the Summit concludes, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service, in cooperation with Washington State University (WSU), Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI), and Texas A&M AgriLife Extension (TAME), will host an “Agricultural Transportation Infrastructure Workshop” on the afternoon of July 26. 

The workshop will include two presentations on field workshops recently conducted by cooperating transportation universities on methods for prioritizing transportation infrastructure investments to improve the competitiveness of U.S. agricultural exporters.

WSU will present on the workshops held in Seattle, WA, Savanah, GA, St. Louis, MO, and Oakland, CA, on prioritizing infrastructure projects for the U.S. supply chains for wheat, poultry, soybeans and tree nuts. TTI/TAMAE will present on the workshops held in McAllen and Laredo, TX, Nogales, AZ, and Calexico, CA, on prioritizing transportation infrastructure investments for agricultural exports on the U.S./Mexico border.

Both presentations will describe the research conducted, outline the methodology used, summarize the results of the workshops, and discuss the findings. 

For more information or to register, click here.

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