Soy Transportation Coalition partners with the St. Lawrence Seaway to move grains along the Mississippi River

With inland waterways at historically low levels, the Soy Transportation Coalition found an alternative shipping route for some of this year’s harvest.

The group partnered with the St. Lawrence Seaway to get grains out to the market. It extends more than 2,000 miles from the Atlantic Ocean to the head of the Great Lakes in Duluth, Minnesota with ships traveling through 15 locks in Canada and the U.S.

Currently, less than two percent of soybean exports use the Seaway, but Mike Steenhoek says given the challenges farmers are facing this year, it is important to have diversity along the supply chain.

For a complete timeline of events surrounding the historic levels on the Mississippi River, click HERE.