Where there’s a will, there’s a road, water or railway.
Transportation infrastructure is extremely important to soybean growers, processors and shippers. Access to multiple modes in Illinois provides significant advantages for reaching domestic and global markets. The numbers in the infographic below show why the transportation system is so important to Illinois’ economy.
Transportation Powers Illinois Commerce
Every day our economy depends on the state infrastructure to keep everything moving in good order. These numbers help demonstrate why it is so essential to find the will to take care of our many ways.
2012 – 2013 Initiatives to Ensure Transportation Efficiency
Our crumbling roadways, railways and waterways harm Illinois soybeans’ competitiveness in domestic and international markets, reduce efficiency and productivity, and increase costs for Illinois farmers. ISA is leading and guiding the projects below, geared toward effecting changes while motivating public and private enterprises to take action. That effort, in turn, is intended to ensure soybeans and soybean products reach their intended destination efficiently.
Click here to read more about the following projects:
• Bond Finance for Critical Illinois Infrastructure
• Alignment between Transportation/Logistics Companies’
and Farmers’ Goals
• Illinois Container-on-Barge (COB) Pilot Project Facilitation
• Illinois Rehabilitation of Soy-Focused Roads and Bridges
Illinois Transportation Issues Videos
The videos below highlight issues being faced in the state of Illinois. In the first, experts explain how to keep us a competitor in the global marketplace. In the second, Illinois farmers share the problems they face on their individual farms and the impacts that arise in rural communities because of failing infrastructure.
Transportation Research Studies
ISA has explored potential transportation constraints and opportunities for maximizing profitability and optimizing global competitive positioning for Illinois soybean farmers through utilization of the competitive advantages that can be derived through proactive supply chain management. Read the summary from the checkoff-funded studies here.