Study shows leading soybean-producing states have damaged bridges

Study shows leading soybean-producing states have damaged bridges

The head of the Soy Transportation Coalition says data from a new report suggests structurally deficient bridges in leading soybean-producing states could threaten farmer profitability.

Mike Steenhoek, executive director, says the report shows what states have the highest number of damaged bridges and a shutdown would disrupt how producers transport products to market. “When you’re transporting 900 bushels of soybeans in a truck, detours can be quite expensive particularly if you have to do many trips from the farm to the elevator or processing facility,” he says.

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