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USDA Agricultural Outlook Forum Looks at Transportation Issues

Date Posted: February 21, 2013

This article is reprinted from the USDA's Feb. 21 Grain Transportation Report.

On February 21-22, USDA’s 89th annual Agricultural Outlook Forum will feature sessions that center on managing risk in today’s agricultural markets.

On February 22, the conference will host a session entitled Outlook for Transportation Risks.

Scheduled topics and speakers include:

Outlook for Transportation Risks on our Inland Waterways, to be presented by Rick Calhoun, President, Cargill Marine and Terminal; Challenges for Maintaining Navigable Waterways, to be presented by Barry Holliday, Executive Director, Dredging Contractors of America; and The Challenges of Funding our Inland Waterway Infrastructure, to be presented by Charles Stern, Specialist in Natural Resources Policy, Congressional Research Service.

USDA’s Bruce Blanton, Director, Transportation Services Division, Agricultural Marketing Service, will be the session moderator. http://www.usda.gov/oce/forum/index.htm

For more information, call Surajudeen (Deen) Olowolayemo, USDA, at 202-694-3050.

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