Moving Grain: Ocean Freight Rates Tick Up; New Orleans Port Closed

🕔Jul 19, 2019Ocean Freight Rates Ticked Up in Past Two Weeks Ocean freight rates for shipping bulk commodities, including grain, increased for two consecutive weeks. As of July 11, the rate for […]

Moving Grain: Inland Waterway Conditions Improve

🕔Jul 11, 2019Navigation Conditions Improve Throughout the Inland Waterways As of July 11, the Mississippi River gauge at St. Louis was reported at 33.7 feet, a decline from higher levels in previous […]

Moving Grain: Barge Logistics Improve, Mississippi River Recedes

🕔Jul 5, 2019Grain Barge Logistics Improve as Mississippi River Recedes As of July 3, the Mississippi River gauge at St. Louis was 37.4 feet, and forecasts for July indicate a rapid decline […]

Moving Grain: Barge Traffic Resumes on Upper Mississippi

🕔Jun 27, 2019Barge Traffic Resumes on Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers Barge traffic has resumed, as river conditions on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois Rivers are improving. As of June 27, the […]

Moving Grain: Trucking Association Publishes Rail Turn Times

🕔Jun 21, 2019Illinois Trucking Association Publishes Rail Turn Times Truckers servicing rail hubs in the Chicago region have begun publishing monthly rail turn times to highlight the impact of terminal congestion on […]

Grain Markets: Weekly Export Inspections Mixed – DTN

🕔Jun 18, 2019Corn and soybean inspections were neutral to bearish while wheat inspections were neutral in the latest USDA export inspections report, according to DTN Lead Analyst Todd Hultman. Corn inspections totaled […]

Moving Grain: River Flood Levels Slowly Receding; Rail Service Recoveries

🕔Jun 13, 2019Mississippi River Levels at St. Louis Still Too High for Navigation On June 8, the National Weather Service (NWS) reported the Mississippi River at St. Louis had crested at 46 […]

Moving Grains: Barge, Rail Traffic Face Continuing Flood Problems

🕔Jun 6, 2019River Levels Continue to Reduce Barge Traffic Continued rain events, and subsequent highwater, have continued to reduce the amount of barged grain on the Mississippi River and its tributaries. So […]

Moving Grain: Floods Continue to Disrupt Barge Traffic

🕔May 30, 2019Floods Continue to Disrupt Barge Traffic On-going highwater conditions continue to disrupt barge traffic on most of the inland waterways. On the Upper Mississippi River there are multiple lock closures. […]

Moving Grain: Barge Shipments Remain Low; Upbound Fertilizer Movements Increase

🕔May 23, 2019Grain Barge Shipments Remain Low, While Upbound Fertilizer Movements Increase Barge shipments of grain transiting Mississippi River Locks and Dam 27 (above St. Louis, MO), Arkansas River Lock and Dam […]

The Latest


Send press releases to Ernst@Agfax.com.

View All Events


Send press releases to Ernst@Agfax.com.

View All Events