Norfolk – The Port of Virginia recently received a vote of confidence in the Southeast Farm Press from a national director of the American Soybean Association for the port's ability to handle export containers loaded with soy flour.
"I've got a feeling containers are going to be the coming thing for exports, and Virginia ports are ready for the change," said Bruce Hall, a national director of the American Soybean Association. "I think Virginia has a bright future there, and we'll need that as far as exports are concerned. The company we went to for exporting the flour explained how using containers makes sales and shipping much more flexible."
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Last December, Hall was among a group of officials from World Initiative on Soy and Human Health (WISHH) and the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) that toured Norfolk International Terminals. The group was in Hampton Roads to watch as the with the first load of soy flour was loaded for its journey to Afghanistan.
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