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Minding Ag's Business
Marcia Zarley Taylor DTN Executive Editor
Mon Nov 24, 2014 03:56 PM CST

The American Society of Civil Engineers perennially grades the nation's transport systems as deficient and in need of major investments. What we can be thankful about is that some of our competitors work with even more neglected networks.

Fifteen years ago I lead a group of 14 U.S. farmers to what was then the northern edge of Brazil's soybean frontier. Sorriso, Mato Grosso, was a town of 35,000 as remote from the Atlantic port terminals as North Dakota is from our Pacific Northwest ports. Ironically, my farmers thought it looked like a new Decatur, Ill. Bunge was building Latin America's largest soybean ...

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