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Moving Grain: Union Pacific to Invest $57M in Nebraska Rail Infrastructure

Moving Grain: Union Pacific to Invest $57M in Nebraska Rail Infrastructure

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 27, 2017

Union Pacific Plans to Invest $57 Million in its Nebraska Rail Infrastructure In an April 24 news release, the Union Pacific Railroad (UP) noted its plans to spend $57 million in infrastructure investments in Nebraska this year, with $53 million

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Moving Grain: Bulk Ocean Freight Rates Highest Since 2014

Moving Grain: Bulk Ocean Freight Rates Highest Since 2014

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 20, 2017

Bulk Ocean Freight Rates Highest Since 2014 Ocean freight rates for shipping bulk grains reached the highest level since December 2014. As of April 13, the rate for shipping a metric ton (mt) of grain from the U.S. Gulf to

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Moving Grains: Ag Groups Emphasize Waterway Infrastructure Needs to Congress

Moving Grains: Ag Groups Emphasize Waterway Infrastructure Needs to Congress

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 13, 2017

NGFA Emphasizes Waterway Infrastructure Needs in Letters to Congress Through the National Grain and Feed Association’s (NGFA) Agricultural Transportation Working Group, 22 agricultural producer and agribusiness organizations sent letters to Senate and House appropriators on April 5, asking for continued

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Moving Grain: High Water Slows Navigation on Upper Mississippi, Illinois Rivers

Moving Grain: High Water Slows Navigation on Upper Mississippi, Illinois Rivers

👤From USDA 🕔Apr 7, 2017

High Water Slows Navigation on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers Recent rain events in the Midwest have raised Mississippi and Illinois River levels to high water conditions. Parts of the Illinois River are at flood stage resulting in reduced

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Moving Grains: Missouri River Navigation Season Expected to be Normal

Moving Grains: Missouri River Navigation Season Expected to be Normal

👤From USDA 🕔Mar 31, 2017

Missouri River Navigation Season Expected to be Normal Normally, navigation on the Missouri River is only possible certain times of the year through a series of releases of stored water in upstream reservoirs. This year, with sufficient water levels in

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Moving Grain: Vessel Loading Activity Remains Strong

Moving Grain: Vessel Loading Activity Remains Strong

👤From the USDA Grain Transportation Report 🕔Oct 7, 2016

Corn and Soybeans Boost Total Grain Inspections and … For the week ending September 29, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) reached 3.28 million metric tons (mmt), up 23 percent from the previous week, up 52 percent from

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Moving Grain: High Water Delays Upper Mississippi River Traffic

Moving Grain: High Water Delays Upper Mississippi River Traffic

👤From the USDA Grain Transportation Report 🕔Sep 30, 2016

High water Conditions Delaying Upper Mississippi River Traffic According to USDA’s September 27 Weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin, 8 to 10 inches of rain fell in several Midwestern communities from September 20 to 23. Flood levels in parts of eastern

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2016 U.S. Soybean Crop Will Cruise Expanded Panama Canal – DTN

2016 U.S. Soybean Crop Will Cruise Expanded Panama Canal – DTN

👤By Elaine Kub DTN Contributing Analyst 🕔Sep 29, 2016

Right now, a soybean is being harvested that will win a cruise through one of the world’s greatest engineering marvels — the Panama Canal. After commingling with all the other soybeans from its field and its region, it may go

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Moving Grain: Gulf Grain Inspections Rebound

👤From the USDA Grain Transporation Report 🕔Jun 10, 2016

Mississippi Gulf Grain Inspections Rebound For the week ending June 2, Mississippi Gulf grain inspections totaled .788 million metric tons (mmt), up 33 percent from the previous week, and 22 percent above last year; due primarily to higher wheat and

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Moving Grain: Rain Impacts Houston Ship Channel

Moving Grain: Rain Impacts Houston Ship Channel

👤From the USDA Grain Transporation Report 🕔Jun 3, 2016

Rain Impacts Houston Ship Channel On May 29, flood levels and record setting water currents coming from the San Jacinto River caused a closure of the Houston Ship Channel (HSC) after 12 barges broke free. In 2015, the Port of

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