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Title:U.S. Containerized Grain and Oilseed Exports: Industry Profile, Phase I
Authors:Kimberly Vachal and Heidi Reichert
University:North Dakota State University
Publication Date:Apr 2002
Report #:MPC-02-132
Project #:MPC-203
TRID #:00924892
Keywords:business practices, commodities, containerization, exports, forecasting, grain, marketing, needs assessment, origin and destination, shipments, volume


The objective of this report is to develop a profile of the U.S. containerized grain and oilseed export industry, including marketing activities, future expectations, information needs, and business practices. This report forms Phase I in a proposed two-phase analysis of the grain container industry. Information developed in this report regarding shipment origins, commodity volumes, and market destinations provides a base for conducting a survey of industry participants that might be used as a tool in development, planning, and enhancement of opportunities for containerized marketing of grain products.

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