Grain Transportation: Trucking Weight Limits, Other Regulatory Concerns – DTN Apr 8, 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2020
The federal Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES) was signed into law on March 26 and includes language requested by the Department of Transportation (DOT) to clarify state […]

Coronavirus: Global Food Markets “Well Balanced,” Trucking Issues a Concern Apr 8, 2020

🕔Apr 8, 2020
The April edition of the Market Monitor, a publication from the Agricultural Market Information System (AMIS), stated that, “Despite much uncertainty caused by the rapid spread of COVID-19, global food markets remain well balanced: […]

Moving Grain: Shippers Ask FMC To Publish Container Availability Rule Apr 3, 2020

🕔Apr 3, 2020
Shippers Ask FMC To Publish Container Availability Rule On March 16, a group of 67 trade associations sent a letter asking the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) chairman to finalize and […]

Moving Grain: Funding Opportunity for Port Infrastructure Mar 27, 2020

🕔Mar 27, 2020
DOT Announces Funding Opportunity for Port Infrastructure Development Program (PIDP) The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) is inviting competitive grant applications for projects that improve facilities related to operating coastal […]

Barge Traffic Resumes On Upper Mississippi River But Floods Remain A Concern – DTN Mar 23, 2020

🕔Mar 23, 2020
On March 19, the first day of spring, there was a very welcome sign of hope in St. Paul, Minnesota, on the Mississippi River. St. Paul is where grain shipping […]

Moving Grain: $250Mln in Grant Funds to Rail Infrastructure Mar 19, 2020

🕔Mar 19, 2020
DOT Announces Recipients of Almost $250 Million in Rail Grants Last week, the U.S. DOT announced the project recipients of $248.5 million in grant funds under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure […]

Coronavirus Causes Ag Issues in U.S. and Abroad Mar 19, 2020

🕔Mar 19, 2020
Reuters writer Chris Walljasper reported on Tuesday that, “U.S. fruit and vegetable producers are bracing for dramatic disruptions to their labor force after the U.S. government said it was suspending visa interviews in […]

Moving Grain: Flood Conditions Continue To Disrupt Barge Navigation Mar 12, 2020

🕔Mar 12, 2020
Flood Conditions Continue To Disrupt Barge Navigation on Lower Mississippi Consistent flood conditions on the Lower Mississippi River are causing disruptions from Cairo, IL, to the Gulf of Mexico. As […]

Moving Grain: $1Bln Slated for Surface Transportation Investments Mar 5, 2020

🕔Mar 5, 2020
DOT Announces $1 Billion in Funding for Surface Transportation Investments In February, the Department of Transportation (DOT) announced $1 billion to be awarded for national infrastructure investments through its Better […]

Ag Shippers, Including Specialty Grain Sellers, Scramble To Find Shipping Containers – DTN Mar 3, 2020

🕔Mar 3, 2020
Agricultural shippers, including Specialty Soya and Grains Alliance (SSGA) exporters, are feeling the pinch at overseas destinations and here in the U.S. due to the effects of the coronavirus outbreak, […]

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