Transportation services to meet the growing needs of agriculture
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Transportation services to meet the growing needs of agriculture a preliminary report of the Rural Transportation Task Force. by United States. Rural Transportation Advisory Task Force.

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Published by U.S. Dept. of Agriculture in [Washington] .
Written in English



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  • Farm produce -- Transportation -- United States.,
  • Rural transportation -- United States -- Planning.

Book details:

LC ClassificationsHE199.5.F3 U57 1979
The Physical Object
Pagination74 p. ;
Number of Pages74
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4064895M
LC Control Number79602762

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The report reviews transportation and its effect on rural communities, with an emphasis on agricultural transportation. It looks in depth into each of the four major modes of transportation commonly used by agriculture in the United States: trucking, railroads, barges, and ocean vessels, examining each in the light of its ability to meet rural America’s transportation needs now and in the future. Trucking & Agriculture • Trucks carry about 75% of the tonnage of agricultural, food, forest, alcohols, and fertilizer products • The flexibility trucking offers is important to agriculture (planting and harvest seasons) • Shipment distances have increased with consolidation of railroads, farms, and facilities • . 49 CFR § (k) provides exceptions from the HOS rules, during planting and harvesting periods as determined by the State, for the transportation of agricultural commodities (including livestock, bees, horses, fish used for food, and other commodities that meet the definition of “agricultural commodity” under § ) within a air-mile radius from the source of the commodities. AgTC Membership. Membership is limited to agriculture exporters and importers, to freight forwarders of US ag exports, to agriculture trade associations, and to State Departments of agriculture. Virtually every ag export commodity is represented in the AgTC membership, including citrus, hides, beef, poultry, fresh fruit, grapes, nuts, dried fruit.

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