Soy Checkoff Invests in Pacific Northwest Terminal
The soy checkoff will invest $400,000 in research, development and design costs of the Port of Grays Harbor’s Terminal 4 Expansion and Redevelopment Project. Tony Johanson, United Soybean Board director says this is a good investment for U.S. soybean farmers.
Johanson… “The Port of Grays Harbor, of course located up in Washington state, is really critical for expanding high- value soybean meal exports. Earlier this year, AGP announced that they are going to expand that terminal at the Port of Grays Harbor, and the checkoff’s investment is obviously going to help inform a lot of the work on the expansion of this project. It’s going to provide a lot of efficient access and help us bolster that international trade for U.S. soybean meal.”
This project, Johanson says, is just one of many efforts funded by the soy checkoff to increase exports, including a dredging project on the Mississippi River.
Johanson… “In 2019, we helped to provide the funding for the dredging of the Mississippi River. Especially as you look at these drought conditions right now, lowering that river is going to be crucial to try and get exports from the central part of the U.S. out of the Mississippi ports. In 2021, we also helped do some pre-engineering work on the Lock and Dam #25 in the upper Mississippi River, and it’s kind of unique and exciting that farmer-leaders can be part of these projects to help sustain our competitive advantage in these global markets.”
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