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Moving Grain: Barge Rates Fall as Navigation Conditions Improve

Moving Grain: Barge Rates Fall as Navigation Conditions Improve

👤From USDA 🕔Oct 13, 2017

Barge Rates Fall as Navigation Conditions Improve As of October 10, spot barge rates for export grain from major originating locations decreased 41 to 65 percent compared to the previous week. After surging to 3-year highs by October 3, rates

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Arkansas: Soybean Harvest – Low Mississippi Water Levels Impede Transport

Arkansas: Soybean Harvest – Low Mississippi Water Levels Impede Transport

👤By Ryan McGeeney, University of Arkansas 🕔Oct 6, 2017

As the dry weather that dominated September and the first days of October speeds the Arkansas soybean harvest along, growers’ yields face a bottleneck as grain elevators and barges struggle with low water levels on the Mississippi River. Jeremey Ross,

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Moving Grain: Barge Movements Drop Due to Lock Repairs

Moving Grain: Barge Movements Drop Due to Lock Repairs

👤From USDA 🕔Sep 7, 2017

Hurricane Harvey Recovery Recovery efforts continue in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey. State officials lifted evacuation orders for the impacted region. All ports in the region are open; however, some are open with draft restrictions still in place. The U.S.

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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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