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REMINDER – MN Soybean Growers second producer seminar on growing high value, IP food grade soybeans set for tomorrow in Moorhead (08/18/2014)

Reminder to Midwest Shippers Association food soybean company members – tomorrow the second producer seminar on growing value-added, IP food grade soybeans hosted by the Minnesota Soybean Growers Association will be held in Moorhead, MN. The meeting will be held at the Courtyard Marriott in Moorhead, beginning at 10 a.m.

U.S. SOY GLOBAL TRADE EXCHANGE UPDATE – Don’t Delay – make sure you’ve made your hotel reservations for the MSA/USSEC conference in Milwaukee; discount room block deadline is this Friday, August 22 (08/18/2014)

If you’re planning to attend the U.S. Soy Global Trade Exchange & Midwest Specialty Grains Conference & Trade Show in Milwaukee next month BE SURE TO MAKE YOUR HOTEL RESERVATION A.S.A.P. if you haven’t already. The deadline for the discount conference room block at the four diamond Hilton Milwaukee City Center is this Friday, August 22.


USDA forecasts record-high corn and soybean production in 2014 (08/18/2014)

WASHINGTON –U.S. soybean producers are expected to produce a record 3.82 billion bushels in 2014, up 16 percent from last year according to the Crop Production report issued today by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS). Growing conditions were conducive for corn growers who are also expected to produce a record-high crop at 14.0 billion bushels of corn, up 1 percent from 2013 which was also a record at the time.

Grain shipments from Midwest remain slow (08/18/2014)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – Federal rail regulators said last week that the Canadian Pacific Railway, one of two key railroads that serve Minnesota farmers, isn't making enough progress in shipping a huge backlog of grain.

ILWU, PNW grain handlers reach tentative agreement (08/18/2014)

The International Longshore and Warehouse Union reached a tentative agreement on a contract with a group of grain elevator operators represented by the Pacific Northwest Grain Handlers Association last night (August 11th) just prior to midnight after more than two years of negotiations, according to the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service (FMCS), American Shipper reports.

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