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The Mississippi Basin Receives a Poor Grade

posted on October 16, 2015 at 5:39 PM

The Mississippi Basin Receives a Poor Grade
The Mississippi River Basin received poor marks this week as scientists, trade groups and manufacturers weighed in on the Big Muddy’s bad report card. Full Story

GOP bill would undermine auto, rail safety regulations

posted on July 17, 2015 at 3:34 PM

At a time of record auto recalls and high-profile train wrecks, Republicans are working on legislation to roll back safety regulation of the auto and railroad industries. Full Story

Oil train dangers extend past Bakken

posted on June 27, 2014 at 2:18 PM

The dangers posed by a spike in oil shipments by rail extend beyond crude from the booming Bakken region of the Northern Plains and include oil produced elsewhere in the U.S. and Canada, U.S. safety officials and lawmakers said. Full Story

Market to Market (January 18, 2013)

posted on January 18, 2013 at 6:49 PM

Market to Market (January 18, 2013)
Full Program: Data reveals the worst drought in half-a-century is intensifying in the Grain Belt. Workers go to great lengths to keep the Mississippi River – and the commerce it supports – flowing. Market analysis with Elaine Kub. Full Story

Republicans warn against waiving air subsidy cuts

posted on August 19, 2011 at 11:47 AM

Republican lawmakers warned Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood in a letter this week against waiving cuts in subsidies for air service to 10 rural communities unless he can show it would be too difficult for residents to reach a larger airport. Full Story

ISU Researchers Test New Type of Asphalt

posted on October 7, 2010 at 2:10 PM

DES MOINES, Iowa — Researchers at Iowa State University are testing a new type of environmentally friendly paving product. Full Story

Union Pacific Profit Jumps 43 Pct as Demand Rises

posted on April 23, 2010 at 3:04 PM

OMAHA, Neb — Union Pacific said Thursday that stronger shipping demand drove the railroad's first-quarter profit 43 percent higher and suggested the economy is improving. Full Story

Cattle-Based Fuel Runs Oklahoma - Texas Passenger Train

posted on April 22, 2010 at 4:04 PM

ABOARD THE HEARTLAND FLYER (AP) -- Amtrak began an experiment Tuesday to let cows produce horsepower. Full Story

Market to Market (February 12, 2010)

posted on February 12, 2010 at 7:02 PM

Market to Market (February 12, 2010)
Full Program: Secretary Vilsack terminates the mandatory animal ID program. The Agriculture Department predicts a hefty increase in net farm income. And the “Fresh Express” delivers the goods from coast to coast while saving millions of gallons of fuel. Those... Full Story

Update: Produce Unit Train Links West Coast Farmers with East Coast Food Distributors Part 2

posted on February 11, 2010 at 4:02 PM

Update: Produce Unit Train Links West Coast Farmers with East Coast Food Distributors  Part 2
This is an update of a feature that aired in May 2009. The Fresh Express is the nation’s first and only nonstop rail unit for perishables and guarantees a maximum five-day cross-country transit. Temperatures inside each 64-foot car are constantly... Full Story

Produce Unit Train Links West Coast Farmers with East Coast Food Distributors Part 1

posted on February 3, 2010 at 11:02 AM

Produce Unit Train Links West Coast Farmers with East Coast Food Distributors Part 1
A pair of train routes collectively known as the “Fresh Express” is connecting farmers to consumers on the East Coast. Full Story

Christ Extends Order aiding Florida Growers

posted on January 21, 2010 at 11:01 AM

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) - Gov. Charlie Crist has extended an executive order raising weight and size limits for trucks that Florida growers use to transport citrus and other crops affected by freezing weather. Full Story

Florida Eases Truck Ag Rules Temporarily

posted on January 8, 2010 at 5:01 PM

COLUMBIA, S.C (AP) – Subfreezing temperatures across the South have Florida farmers worried that crops could be destroyed, with temperatures in even usually balmy Miami only in the 50s on Tuesday. Full Story

Gravel Making a Comeback

posted on December 17, 2009 at 5:12 PM

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — Ever since the invention of the automobile, paved roads have meant progress. Full Story

Used Cafeteria Oil Could Power Alabama School Buses

posted on May 29, 2009 at 8:05 PM

From Mystery Meat to Biodiesel Fleet: Used Oil from Cafeterias Might Power Alabama School Buses MONTGOMERY, Ala (AP) -- Alabama's school children might one day ride to-and-from campus in buses that are powered with cooking oil leftover from making... Full Story
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