North Carolina Soybean Infrastructure. Tom Slade NCDA&CS Director Marketing. Message from NC Agriculture Commissioner, Steve Troxler. Dear Valued Soybean Customer,
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Tom SladeNCDA&CSDirector Marketing
Dear Valued Soybean Customer,
Thank you for your interest in North Carolina soybeans. Our Soybeans are abundant, higher quality, competitively priced, and conveniently located near major international ports.
I invite you to visit us in North Carolina to see our production first hand.
Norfolk Shipping Schedule to Asia
Close to ports. Midwest shippers have to go long distances by rail, truck and/or barge, increasing costs.
Freight Service. Port of Wilmington, NC has weekly sailings.
Container Availability. Containers were available at Wilmington all of 2008 and 2009, while not the case elsewhere in the U.S.
Options. Other port options are available if rates are not competitive from Wilmington.
Positive East Coast Service Prospects. With Panama Canal expansion, East Coast will see larger vessels and more direct service to Asia.NC Shipping Advantages
C.A. Perry and Son, Inc
Elizabeth City, NC
Morgan’s Corner, NC
Parkway Ag, Elizabeth City, NC
George Wood Farms, Camden, NC
Rook’s Farm Service, Burgaw, NC
Expected to load in 2010
JR Jones Grain, Red Spring, NC
Paul Smith, Warsaw, NC