The Latest

Upcoming Events


Send press releases to Ernst@Agfax.com.

View All Events


Send press releases to Ernst@Agfax.com.

View All Events

Back to homepage

Tag "Ohio River"

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

Read Full Article
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.

Read Full Article
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

Read Full Article
Floods: Redirected Water Triggers Unintended Consequences In Upper Midsouth

Floods: Redirected Water Triggers Unintended Consequences In Upper Midsouth

👤University of Illinois College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences 🕔Jan 7, 2016

An intricate system of basins, channels, and levees called the Headwaters Diversion carries water from the eastern Missouri Ozark Plateau to the Mississippi River south of Cape Girardeau. The system protects 1.2 million acres of agricultural lands in southeast Missouri

Read Full Article

Moving Grains: High Water Slows Ohio River Barge Traffic

👤From USDA Grain Transportation Report 🕔Mar 19, 2015

Rain and Melting Snow Significantly Constrain Ohio River Navigation Rain and snow melt has caused high water conditions that have slowed grain barge movements on the Ohio River. For the week ending March 14, downbound grain barge shipments at Ohio

Read Full Article

Barge Traffic: Rivers Thawing Doesn’t Mean Smooth Sailing – DTN

👤By Mary Kennedy, DTN Cash Grains Analyst 🕔Mar 16, 2015

Warmer weather is allowing ice on northern portions of U.S. inland waterways to melt and break up, leading to warnings of ice jams on major river shipping routes. On March 10, the National Weather Service (NWS) released its north-central river

Read Full Article

Grain Transportation: Inspections Top 3-Year Average; Ohio River Closed 24 Hours

👤From USDA Grain Transportation 🕔Feb 14, 2015

For the week ending February 5, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, soybeans) from all major export regions reached 2.65 million metric tons (mmt), down 4 percent from the past week and 3 percent below last year, but 12 percent

Read Full Article

U.S. Grain Transportation: High Water Conditions Slow Barge Traffic

👤From USDA Grain Transportation Report 🕔May 15, 2014

High water on the Upper Mississippi River is causing delays at some locks. On May 15 , the Mississippi River level at Locks and Dam 15, Rock Island, IL, was 16.7 feet, higher than the flood stage of 15 feet.

Read Full Article