USDA/AMS Upgrades Its Agricultural Transportation Open Data Visualization Platform

On July 13, USDA’s Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) upgraded its Agricultural Transportation Open Data Platform, marking the second major expansion to the platform launched in June 2019.

The expansion features new datasets and dashboards on the four modes — rail, truck, barge, and ocean vessel — used to transport agricultural products.

New and upgraded products on the updated platform include:

— A Grain Transportation Cost Indicators and Global Competitiveness Dashboard with data on Brazil, Mexico, and Japan;

— Aan interactive report (and datasets) on the Importance of Highways to U.S. Agriculture;

— Aan Agricultural Rail Service Metrics Dashboard;

— Aan upgraded Port Profiles Dashboard with additional, more granular data;

— Aan upgraded Barge Dashboard, including additional rivers and locks;

— A new Biofuels Dashboard, including new biodiesel datasets; new Grain Trucking Indicators Dashboard;

— And a web version of the 2021 Agricultural Transportation Research Compendium, highlighting the main findings and methods from recent research between 2015 and 2021.

This article comes from the U.S. Department of Agriculture's July 15, 2021, Grain Transportation Report.

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