“If you don’t have effective, efficient transportation to move soybeans around the world, you have no value for that supply,” says Ken Eriksen, senior vice president of Informa Economics. Eriksen gives an overview of soybean transportation modes in Brazil, relevant industries reliant on soybeans and Illinois soybean checkoff-funded research that calculated the economic impacts of upgrades to Illinois bridges, locks and increases to road weight limits. Eriksen also discusses research outlining a public-private financing option to fund lock and dam repairs.