Published On: February 24, 2022Categories: 2022 Event News

Speakers include Wisconsin ag secretary Romanski, FMC chair Maffei, STB member Primus

The movement of agricultural products around the country and around the world has been uniquely affected by the global supply chain crisis. Finding solutions and opportunities amid those challenges require in-depth discussions and real, follow-up action from stakeholders throughout agriculture – from boots-on-the-ground commodity growers and organizations to traders and shippers of specialty crops to state and federal officials and more.

Transportation Go!, takes place in Milwaukee March 3-4, bringing together those stakeholders to focus on improving the competitive shipping environment for U.S. agriculture shippers and exporters everywhere. The conference will allow attendees to weigh in on solution-seeking ideas and identify priorities, whether it’s reimagining rail service in the Midwest or solving the container-access crisis.

“The future of agriculture comes from the future of transportation,” said Eric Wenberg, executive director of the Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance, host organization of Transportation Go!

The conference features a robust agenda (attached) with commitments to appear from Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection Secretary Randy Romanski; Federal Maritime Commission Chairman Daniel Maffei; and Surface Transportation Board member Robert Primus.

“We can’t build the future of agriculture without these leaders and organizations helping us,” Wenberg said.

With great investments in infrastructure coming to the Great Lakes and opportunities to increase ag trade with growing and emerging markets in Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, an emphasis of this year’s conference will be the utilization of the lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway. Port Milwaukee, one of the gateways to North America’s inland seas, and the Great Lakes St. Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation are among those sponsoring Transportation Go!, along with the Wisconsin Soybean Marketing Board and others.

Transportation Go! will take place March 3-4 at the Hyatt Regency in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Register today at Special hotel rates are still available.

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