06/01/2020 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/01/2020 14:38
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Agricultural Marketing Service (AMS) today released an upgraded version of its Agricultural Transportation Open Data Platform. This free tool, now called AgTransport 2.0 for short, was first introduced in June 2019 and assists USDA customers in making data driven decisions about transporting agricultural goods domestically and internationally.
The platform's interactive format allows customers to view, access and download data related to several transportation reports, including the weekly Grain Transportation Report. It is an alternative to static PDFs and Excel versions of USDA data on the transportation of agricultural products by rail, truck, barge and ocean.
USDA's transportation data reports inform the business of 30,000 subscribers, including farmers, commodity analysts, elevator operators, shippers, and other stakeholders. AgTransport 2.0-with its improved customer experience-will further enhance customers' relationship with the data.
The upgrades to the platform include:
USDA will continue to look for ways to expand and improve the offerings on AgTransport 2.0 to ensure that its data are accessible, easily conceptualized and acted on, helping customers optimize their decision-making on how to deliver food efficiently and economically.
More information about the tool is available at: https://agtransport.usda.gov. If you've used the previous version of the platform, please perform a full refresh of the page by pressing Ctrl-F5 on your keyboard to ensure that you can see the new content.
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