Tag Archives: transportation

Wheat growers applaud rail agreement

From the National Association of Wheat Growers and U.S. Wheat Associates The National Association of Wheat Growers (NAWG) and U.S. Wheat Associates (USW) applaud the tentative agreement reached between the railroads and rail union representatives that averts a rail shutdown ahead of Friday’s deadline. The agreement provides rail employees a 24 percent wage increase during the five-year period between 2020 ... Read More »

Wheat Growers encouraged by House passage of water resources bill

Efforts to protect lower Snake River dams critical to wheat industry The Washington Association of Wheat Growers (WAWG) is encouraged by the U.S. House of Representatives’ bipartisan passage of the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA) of 2022 (H.R. 7776), which continues robust investments in U.S. waterways infrastructure that allow wheat growers to safely and efficiently move our products to consumers ... Read More »

Labor talks begin amid port problems; experts cautiously optimistic

From the Capital Press Contract negotiations between the longshoremen’s union and container terminal owners along the West Coast have begun amid port congestion problems that are already crippling farm exports. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

Rail letter details ag issues

A letter authored by the National Grain and Feed Association has been sent to the Surface Transportation Board, White House and Congress detailing freight issues agricultural shippers and receivers have been having with several Class I railroads. The letter is signed by the organization’s Agricultural Transportation Working Group (ATWG). “The current inability of several Class I carriers to provide reliable ... Read More »

Washington wheat farmers plow through challenges

From the Center Square Michelle Hennings, executive director of the Washington Association of Wheat Growers, said farmers are worried about a multitude of factors that will affect harvest levels this year. She said their concerns are centered on the possibility for continuing drought, spiking fuel and fertilizer costs, delays in getting equipment, and an increase in global demand tied to ... Read More »

NAWG statement on president signing infrastructure package

From the National Association of Wheat Growers Today, President Biden signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) into law. The $1.2 trillion package not only reauthorizes the surface transportation programs for five years, but also makes a $550 billion investment on top of existing programs. While significant investments in infrastructure have long been elusive, the Infrastructure Investment and ... Read More »

NAWG issues comments on infrastructure package

Late last night, the House of Representatives passed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (H.R. 3684) by a vote of 228-206, which was first passed by the Senate in August. The bill will now go to President Biden for his signature. “NAWG applauds this historic investment in our traditional infrastructure, which is critical to rural communities and agriculture’s long-term success ... Read More »

Ag supply chain woes take time to fix

From dtnpf.com Farmers and ranchers who may be hoping for a quick resolution of current supply chain problems dogging agriculture and other industries may not see it for some time, two trade experts said during a Zoom call with agricultural journalists this week. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »

Frustrated ag exporters face continued shipping challenges

From the Capital Press Agricultural exporters and shipping industry leaders had a heated exchange at the Agriculture Transportation Coalition’s virtual convention. Each group — carriers, port leaders and exporters — expressed frustration at the continued challenges that have afflicted the global shipping industry since COVID-19 first hit in late 2019. Read the rest of the article here. Read More »