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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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Moving Grain: Rains Disrupt Both Rail and River Traffic

Moving Grain: Rains Disrupt Both Rail and River Traffic

👤From USDA 🕔May 5, 2017

High Water Disrupts Navigation on the Much of the Mississippi River System Recent rain events in much of the United States have raised water levels on the Mississippi, Illinois, Arkansas, and Lower Ohio Rivers. As of May 2, barge traffic

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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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U.S. River Locks, Dams, Levees Get Grade “D” from Engineers Group – DTN

U.S. River Locks, Dams, Levees Get Grade “D” from Engineers Group – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy DTN Basis Analyst 🕔Mar 21, 2017

The nation’s infrastructure received an average grade of D+ in the American Society of Civil Engineers‘ (ASCE) 2017 Infrastructure Report Card released on March 9. The report is an assessment of the conditions of the nation’s infrastructure across 16 categories.

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Ag Policy: Caring for Environment Won’t Pay the Bills, Most Farmers Need Incentives

Ag Policy: Caring for Environment Won’t Pay the Bills, Most Farmers Need Incentives

👤By Harwood D. Schaffer and Dr. Daryll E. Ray, Agricultural Policy Analysis Center 🕔Dec 13, 2016

Our focus so far in this series of columns on agricultural policy has been to identify policy elements that that take into account the market failure we see in crop agriculture. For us that means maintaining the price of major

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Illinois: Mississippi River Could Leave Farmland Stranded

Illinois: Mississippi River Could Leave Farmland Stranded

👤From a Press Release 🕔Nov 21, 2016

If the Mississippi River continues to go unchecked, the farmland on Dogtooth Bend peninsula may be only accessible by boat. According to a University of Illinois study, each successive flood carves a deeper channel across the narrow neck of the

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Water Act to Fund Repairs of Miss. River Lock-Dam System – DTN

Water Act to Fund Repairs of Miss. River Lock-Dam System – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy, DTN Cash Grains Analyst 🕔Oct 11, 2016

The two houses of Congress passed two versions of a bill aimed at refurbishing the nation’s aging water transportation infrastructure before adjourning for pre-election campaigning. An industry expert told DTN chances are good the bills will be reconciled and passed

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