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Challenges Mount for Ag Transportation Systems

As infrastructure deteriorates, advantage US has over other countries is being lost

The United States has long had a competitive edge in exporting grain and other farm products because of a robust transportation system, reports The Free Press.

That edge, say ag and transportation leaders, is being lost as infrastructure deteriorates.

Bill Gordon, American Soybean Association president and Worthington, MN, farmer, said that while roads and rail are a concern, the big highway for transporting Midwest grain is the Mississippi River.

Several groups are holding the inaugural Northern Commodity Transportation Conference today and Thursday in Bloomington, MN, to discuss transportation issues.

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