Moving Grain: River Navigation Disruptions Continue with More Rains

🕔Apr 5, 2018Additional Rainfall Contributes to On-going Navigation Disruptions As of April 5, widespread rainfall in the lower and middle Mississippi River Valley, extending into the Ohio River Valley, has added additional […]

Moving Grain: River Conditions Generally Improve

🕔Mar 29, 2018River Conditions Generally Improve Except for the Lower Mississippi River As of March 29, navigation conditions have improved with receding river levels on the locking portions of the Mississippi, Illinois, […]

Moving Grain: River Navigation Conditions Improve

🕔Mar 22, 2018Navigation Conditions Improve, Barge Spot Rates Decline After several weeks of flooding, river levels on the Mississippi and Ohio rivers are receding and thus easing some navigational issues for barge […]

Moving Grain: Mid-Mississippi River Open for Shipping

🕔Mar 15, 2018NGFA Announces the Opening of the Mid-Mississippi River On March 9, 2018, the National Grain and Feed Association (NGFA) announced the opening of the Mid-Mississippi River. According to NGFA trade […]

Moving Grain: High Water Continues to Disrupt Barge Traffic

🕔Mar 8, 2018High Water Continues to Disrupt Barge Traffic Beginning in late February, heavy rainfall in the Mississippi and Ohio River Basins has resulted in significant flooding at locations near important inland […]

Moving Grain: Lake Pepin Ice Measurements Begin

🕔Feb 22, 2018U.S. Army Corps of Engineers begins Lake Pepin Ice Measurements On February 21, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, St. Paul District, began taking this year’s Lake Pepin ice measurements, […]

Moving Grain: Chinese Celebration May Slow Ocean Freight Rates Increase

🕔Feb 16, 2018Chinese Lunar Year Celebration May Slow Ocean Freight Rates Increase Ocean freight rates for shipping bulk grains have declined for two consecutive weeks. For the week ending February 8, the […]

Moving Grain: Lock Closure For Columbia, Snake Rivers Begins in March

🕔Feb 9, 20182018 Annual Maintenance Navigation Lock Closure For Columbia and Snake Rivers Begins in March In March, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will close several locks on the Columbia and […]

Moving Grain: Inland Navigation Conditions Continue to Improve

🕔Feb 1, 2018Milder Temperatures Continuing to Improve Inland Navigation Conditions During late January, milder winter conditions have improved navigation conditions on the Mississippi and Illinois Rivers. However, some navigational aids on the […]

Moving Grain: Improving Conditions Ease Inland Navigation Issues

🕔Jan 25, 2018Warmer Temperatures and Rain Easing Inland Navigation Issues Downbound grain shipments at Ohio River Locks and Dam 52, for the week ending January 20 (week 3), were 378 thousand tons; […]

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