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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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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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River Shipping Disrupted: Economic Impact on Corn and Soybeans? 15 Key Points

River Shipping Disrupted: Economic Impact on Corn and Soybeans? 15 Key Points

👤By T. Edward Yu, Burton C. English, R. Jamey Menard, University of Tennessee 🕔Aug 3, 2017

The Upper Mississippi River-Illinois River (UMR-IR) is a primary corridor for U.S. grain and oilseeds to Gulf of Mexico export ports. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE or Corps) maintains a 9-foot-deep navigation channel for barge transportation on a

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New System Could Remove 2 Water Pollutants from Ag Fields

New System Could Remove 2 Water Pollutants from Ag Fields

👤By Lauren Quinn, University of Illinois 🕔Aug 1, 2017

Algae blooms in the Gulf of Mexico use up the majority of the oxygen in the water, leading to massive “dead zones” that cannot support fish or other wildlife. The culprit? Nitrate, running off agricultural fields through tile drainage systems.

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Moving Grain: Mississippi River Traffic Improves with Falling Water Levels

Moving Grain: Mississippi River Traffic Improves with Falling Water Levels

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 8, 2017

Barge Tonnages Increase with Slight Navigation Improvements As of June 6, Upper Mississippi River levels from St. Paul, MN, to Cape Girardeau, MO, have been falling. Levels on the Lower Ohio River are also falling, while levels on the Arkansas

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Moving Grain: Barge Tonnages Drop, Strong Carloads by Rail

Moving Grain: Barge Tonnages Drop, Strong Carloads by Rail

👤From USDA 🕔Jun 2, 2017

Grain Barge Tonnages Drop in May Due to High Water Persistent rainfall throughout the spring has caused high water conditions that have slowed and sometimes halted navigation on portions of the Nation’s inland waterways. As of May 31, there are

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Moving Grain: Barge Traffic Resumes, High Water, Flooding Continue

Moving Grain: Barge Traffic Resumes, High Water, Flooding Continue

👤From USDA 🕔May 18, 2017

Grain Barge Movement Recovered, But High Water and Flooding Continue Grain barge movements have recovered from the previous week, as high water gradually receded in the Upper Mississippi River. For the week ending May 13, downbound grain barge tonnages was

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Arkansas Flooding: Replanting but Too Late for Many Rice Acres – DTN

Arkansas Flooding: Replanting but Too Late for Many Rice Acres – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy, DTN Basis Analyst 🕔May 16, 2017

On May 2, flooding from heavy rains inundated farm fields, homes and businesses in Arkansas. The storms caught both livestock and row-crop farmers at a critical time, according to Randy Veach, president of the Arkansas Farm Bureau. “We have livestock

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Moving Grain: Mississippi River Re-Opens After Flooding, Railroads Still Recovering

Moving Grain: Mississippi River Re-Opens After Flooding, Railroads Still Recovering

👤From USDA 🕔May 11, 2017

River Re-opens after Flooding On May 2, Mississippi River traffic was halted in the St. Louis area due to extensive flooding, reducing the normal amount of grain shipped on the river. For the week ending May 6, downbound grain barge

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Flooding in 4 States: Crop Losses Estimated at $64.5Mln; High Water Stalls Barges – DTN

Flooding in 4 States: Crop Losses Estimated at $64.5Mln; High Water Stalls Barges – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy, DTN Cash Grains Analyst 🕔May 9, 2017

Severe flooding in the central portion of the U.S. has devastated river towns and farmland in its path and has caused over a dozen deaths. The flooding also resulted in closing a portion of the Mississippi River south of St.

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