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Nebraska: Cargill Invests $18 Mln to Increase Storage, Unload Capability for Gibbon Growers

Nebraska: Cargill Invests $18 Mln to Increase Storage, Unload Capability for Gibbon Growers

👤From a Press Release 🕔Aug 22, 2017

A multi-million dollar project to upgrade the Cargill grain facility in Gibbon, Neb., is underway. Once complete, growers will have access to an additional 2 million bushels of upright grain storage space and an increased unload capacity of 65,000 bushels

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Growmark Enters Joint Grain Marketing Venture with Chinese Company

Growmark Enters Joint Grain Marketing Venture with Chinese Company

👤From a Press Release 🕔Aug 18, 2017

The nation’s second largest farmer cooperative, Growmark, has entered into a joint grain marketing venture with China’s COFCO International Limited (CIL). The partnership includes joint ownership and operation of the barge, truck and rail terminal at Cahokia, Ill., with frontage on the Mississippi

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Moving Grain: Highest Average Diesel Prices Seen So Far in 2017

Moving Grain: Highest Average Diesel Prices Seen So Far in 2017

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 17, 2017

Grain Inspections at Lowest Level for the Year For the week ending August 10, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from major U.S. export regions reached 1.88 million metric tons (mmt), the lowest so far for

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Moving Grain: Dredging Issues on Lower Mississippi; Grain Inspections Continue Climb

Moving Grain: Dredging Issues on Lower Mississippi; Grain Inspections Continue Climb

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 10, 2017

GAO Looks at Dredging Issues on the Lower Mississippi River In July 2017, the General Accountability Office (GAO) released a report titled Inland Harbors: The Corps of Engineers Should Assess Existing Capabilities to Better Inform Dredging Decisions (GAO-17-635). The report

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Ag Group Hands Out Annual Rail Shippers Report Card – DTN

Ag Group Hands Out Annual Rail Shippers Report Card – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy, DTN Basis Analyst 🕔Aug 8, 2017

Of the nation’s seven largest freight railroads, Union Pacific was ranked highest by ag shippers for its performance for 2016 while Canadian Pacific was ranked lowest in the Soy Transportation Coalition’s Annual Railroad Report Card released on Aug. 3, 2017.

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Moving Grain: Export Inspections Decrease, Remain Above Average

Moving Grain: Export Inspections Decrease, Remain Above Average

👤From USDA 🕔Aug 3, 2017

Grain Inspections Decrease But Remain Above Average For the week ending July 27, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from major U.S. export regions reached 2.1 million metric tons (mmt), down 4 percent from the previous

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Grain Shipping: Aging River Infrastructure Creates Costly Delays

Grain Shipping: Aging River Infrastructure Creates Costly Delays

👤By Keith Good, Farm Policy News 🕔Aug 3, 2017

In an update last week at The Wall Street Journal Online (“Disaster Looms on America’s Waterways“), Shane Shifflett reported that, “For American producers who rely on the nation’s waterways to export and distribute billions of tons of grains, coal and chemicals

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Moving Grain: Weekly Barge Shipments Highest Since Nov.

Moving Grain: Weekly Barge Shipments Highest Since Nov.

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 27, 2017

Weekly Grain Barge Shipments Highest Since Last November Grain tonnages through the locking portions of the Mississippi, Ohio, and Arkansas Rivers surged to 1.2 million tons, the highest since the week ending November 26, 2016. While corn shipments are higher

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Moving Grain: House Ag Committee Examines State of Rural Infrastructure

Moving Grain: House Ag Committee Examines State of Rural Infrastructure

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 20, 2017

House Agriculture Committee Examines “State of Infrastructure in Rural America” On July 19, the House Committee on Agriculture held a public hearing on the state of infrastructure in rural America, covering topics such as rural broadband, water, energy, agricultural research

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Moving Grain: Barge Tonnages 14% Above Average

Moving Grain: Barge Tonnages 14% Above Average

👤From USDA 🕔Jul 13, 2017

Mississippi Gulf Grain Inspections Rebound For the week ending July 6, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from major U.S. export regions reached 2 million metric tons (mmt), up 6 percent from the previous week, down

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