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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
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
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
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
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
Corn and wheat inspections were bullish while soybean inspections were neutral in this week’s export inspections report, according to DTN Analyst Todd Hultman. Corn weekly export inspections were 52.6 million bushels (1,335,643 metric tons) for the week ending Thursday, Sept.
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
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
Wheat Inspections Highest Since December For the week ending May 5, total inspections of wheat for export from all major export regions reached 0.523 million metric tons (mmt), up 40 percent from the past previous week, and 10 percent above
Federal Grant Program Announced for Marine Transportation U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration (MARAD) has announced the availability of $5 million in Federal funds to expand Marine Highway service by creating new or expanding existing services along designated Marine Highway