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U.S. Ag Exports Continue During Pandemic

USSEC Staff WriterApr 7, 2020

The novel coronavirus COVID-19 has slowed many industries in recent months. But U.S. farmers continue to grow a reliable supply of agricultural commodities – including…

Transportation

Minimum Freight Rates Increasing 11% to 15%

Alan BarrettFeb 12, 2020

One of the most provocative items in determining the minimum freight rate (MFRT) was the fact that it must provide a “livable just wage” for…

Transportation

Brazil’s Minimum Freight Rates are Being Negotiated

Alan BarrettDec 18, 2019

Approximately 60% of corn and soybeans in Brazil is transported by truck from origin to destination. As a result, truck freight rates play a major…

Transportation

IMO 2020 Regulation Could Increase Diesel Cost

Alan BarrettNov 18, 2019

For agriculture, fuel cost is extremely important because it factors into the farming operation’s profit as a direct cost, derived cost, and transportation cost. The…

Transportation

IMO 2020 Regulation Could Increase Diesel Cost

Alan BarrettSep 20, 2019

In 1973, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) enacted regulations to reduce pollution from marine and shipping operations. The International Maritime Organization’s new regulations (IMO 2020)…

Transportation

Truck Capacity Availability Improving in 2019

Alan BarrettAug 16, 2019

American Trucking Associations (ATA) estimates the U.S. has approximately 3.5 million Class 8 trucks dispatched by over 210,000 trucking companies transporting 16.18 billion tons of…