Water Act to Fund Repairs of Miss. River Lock-Dam System – DTN Oct 11, 2016

🕔Oct 11, 2016The 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 […]

Moving Grain: River Conditions Continue to Hamper Navigation Feb 5, 2016

🕔Feb 5, 2016Winter River Conditions Continue to Hamper Navigation On February 2, the Coast Guard reported a 35-barge tow had become grounded on the Mississippi River, near Caruthersville, MO. The grounding was […]

Moving Grain: Some Improvement in River Conditions Jan 15, 2016

🕔Jan 15, 2016Some Improvement in River Conditions Weather in the nation’s mid-section continues to remain relatively dry, which has allowed the river levels on the upper Mississippi River and its tributaries to […]

Mississippi River Flooding Obstructs Traffic, Endangers Lives, Property – DTN Jan 6, 2016

🕔Jan 6, 2016As the swollen Mississippi River leaves behind a sizable path of property destruction and tragic loss of human lives and livestock in Missouri and southern Illinois, floodwaters are heading farther […]

Moving Grains: Flooding Returns to Portions of the River System Dec 17, 2015

🕔Dec 17, 2015Flooding Returns to Portions of the River System Recent rains have caused minor flooding conditions on the Upper Mississippi, Arkansas, and Tennessee Rivers. On December 16, the Mississippi River at […]

Moving Grains: End of Upper Mississippi River Navigation Season Dec 10, 2015

🕔Dec 10, 2015Corps Announces End of Mississippi River Navigation Season for St. Paul, MN On December 3, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) announced the end of the navigation season for […]

Transportation: Infrastructure Improvements Crucial for U.S. Economy – DTN Aug 4, 2015

🕔Aug 4, 2015The very first thing Walter Kemmsies looks at when trying to determine a country’s gross domestic product is its infrastructure. And the U.S. isn’t headed in the right direction. “Our […]

Moving Grains: High Water Continues to Disrupt River Traffic Jun 26, 2015

🕔Jun 26, 2015High Water Continues to Disrupt Grain Shipping Heavy rains in the central U.S. continue to raise water levels, which has halted most traffic on the Illinois River and slowed traffic […]

Moving Grains: Floods Restrict River Traffic; U.S. Rail Regulations Outdated Jun 11, 2015

🕔Jun 11, 2015High Water Continues on Portions of the Inland Waterways According to preliminary information from the National Climatic Data Center, the Lower 48 States had the wettest May (and month) since […]

Moving Grain: Export Inspections Continue to Fall Jun 4, 2015

🕔Jun 4, 2015Grain Inspections Continue to Fall For the week ending May 28, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, soybeans) from all major export regions reached 1.41 million metric tons (mmt), down […]

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