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Moving Grain: Dec. Stocks Highest in 30 Years; Weather Continues to Disrupt River Traffic

Moving Grain: Dec. Stocks Highest in 30 Years; Weather Continues to Disrupt River Traffic

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 18, 2018

December Grain Stocks: Highest in Past 30 Years Among the many USDA reports published last week (including the January World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report and the latest monthly World Markets and Trade reports from the Foreign Agricultural Service),

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Moving Grain: Diesel Prices Hit 3 Year High

Moving Grain: Diesel Prices Hit 3 Year High

👤From USDA 🕔Jan 11, 2018

Diesel Prices Hit $3.00 Per Gallon During the week ending January 8, diesel prices averaged $3.00 per gallon at retail sales. The last time the Energy Information Agency reported diesel prices above $3.00 per gallon was on the week ending

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Moving Grain: Barge Rates, Secondary Railcar Markets Move Lower

Moving Grain: Barge Rates, Secondary Railcar Markets Move Lower

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 14, 2017

Grain Barge Rates Decline Since October… St. Louis barge rates for export grain peaked on October 3 at 800 percent of tariff ($31.92 per ton), but dropped significantly to 338 percent of tariff ($13.49 per ton) by the end of

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Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi River Locks Scheduled Repairs

Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi River Locks Scheduled Repairs

👤From USDA 🕔Dec 7, 2017

Several Upper Mississippi River Locks Scheduled for Closure to Accommodate Repairs In order to conduct repairs, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) has scheduled several lock closures on the Upper Mississippi River during the upcoming winter season. Mississippi River

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Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi River Begins to Close, Empty Barges Head Up Ohio River

Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi River Begins to Close, Empty Barges Head Up Ohio River

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 30, 2017

As Upper Mississippi River Begins to Close, Empty Grain Barges Head Up Ohio River For the week ending November 25, 534 grain barges passed downbound on the locking sections of the Mississippi, Ohio, and Arkansas Rivers, for a total tonnage

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Ag Truckers Want More Than 90 Day Extension on DOT Mandate – DTN

Ag Truckers Want More Than 90 Day Extension on DOT Mandate – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy, DTN Cash Grains Analyst 🕔Nov 29, 2017

On Monday, Nov. 20, the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) announced a 90-day exemption for truckers hauling agriculture loads and livestock to comply with the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) electronic logging device mandate (ELD). The mandate is set

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Moving Grain: Rock Removal Expected to Delay Mississippi River Traffic

Moving Grain: Rock Removal Expected to Delay Mississippi River Traffic

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 22, 2017

Rock Removal Activities Expected to Delay Mississippi River Barge Traffic Starting late November through early December, barge traffic can expect delays on the Mississippi River near Thebes, IL, as the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is scheduled to begin a

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Moving Grain: River Traffic Up as Harvest Nears Completion

Moving Grain: River Traffic Up as Harvest Nears Completion

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 17, 2017

River Traffic Up as Harvest Nears Completion During the last half of November, barge movements typically increase as the corn and soybean harvests near completion and barges depart from the northern most reaches of the soon-to-be-closed Upper Mississippi River because

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Moving Grain: How Do Unscheduled Lock Outages Affect Barge Traffic?

Moving Grain: How Do Unscheduled Lock Outages Affect Barge Traffic?

👤From USDA 🕔Nov 9, 2017

Study Examines Impact of Unscheduled Lock Outages on Barge Traffic The National Waterways Foundation and U.S. Maritime Administration released its study, “The Impacts of Unscheduled Lock Outages,” which shows the economic impact of unscheduled lock outages at four locations along

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Grain Transportation: River Infrastructure 75 Years Old, Time for an Upgrade

Grain Transportation: River Infrastructure 75 Years Old, Time for an Upgrade

👤By Mary Kennedy DTN Cash Grains Analyst 🕔Nov 8, 2017

An October study commissioned by the National Waterways Foundation and U.S. Maritime Administration (MARAD) was released on Nov. 1 “highlighting the economic benefits associated with reliable inland navigation.” The study focused on four geographically different locks on the inland waterways

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