Moving Grain: River, Rail Traffic Both Facing Challenges

🕔Jul 5, 2018UP Cites Tunnel Collapse and Crew Shortage Behind Recent Service Challenges In a June 28 announcement, Union Pacific Railroad (UP) said that operating inventory and train velocity in June had […]

Moving Grain: High Water Threatens Surge in Barge Shipments

🕔Jun 29, 2018High Water May Impend Recent Surge in Grain Barge Shipments For the week ending June 21, grain barge tonnages on the locking portions of the Mississippi, Ohio, and Arkansas rivers […]

Moving Grain: Corn Barge Movements Near 9-Year High

🕔Jun 21, 2018Weekly Upper Mississippi River Corn Barge Movements Near 9-year High For the week ending June 16, downbound corn barge shipments through Mississippi River Locks 27 (located near St. Louis, MO) […]

Moving Grain: Atlantic, Great Lakes Exports Above-Average

🕔Jun 14, 2018Total Grain Inspections Continue to Slide… For the week ending June 7, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.5 […]

Moving Grain: Corn Export Forecast Up – Reduced South American Prospects

🕔Jun 7, 2018New Canada Transport Bill Spurs Investment in Grain Hopper Cars On May 23, the Transportation Modernization Act (Bill C-49) became law in Canada, which modifies the Canada Transportation Act, among […]

Farm Trucking: Electronic Log Device – Non-Livestock Hauling – June 19 Enforcement – DTN

🕔Jun 5, 2018While the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s (FMCSA) 90-day electronic logging device (ELD) waiver for agriculture truckers expires June 18, one group has already been granted […]

Moving Grain: Navigation – Inland Waterways

🕔May 31, 2018Navigation Conditions Improving on Inland Waterways For most of 2018, high water conditions have disrupted barge traffic on the Mississippi, Ohio, Illinois, and Arkansas rivers. High water and fast currents […]

Moving Grain: Soybean Inspections, Ethanol Exports Increase

🕔May 24, 2018NGFA, STC, and USDA to Hold Agricultural Transportation Summit On July 25-26, the National Grain and Feed Association, Soy Transportation Coalition, and USDA will hold an agricultural transportation summit in […]

Moving Grain: Bulk Ocean Freight Rates Relatively Stable

🕔May 17, 2018USDA’s Initial Crop Projections for 2018/19 Last week, USDA released its May World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates report, which presents the Department’s initial assessment of U.S. and world crop […]

Lower Mississippi River: High Water Levels for 60 Days; Old Locks, Dams Deteriorate- DTN

🕔May 16, 2018Above-average precipitation in the south and the Ohio River Valley have kept the Lower Mississippi River (LMR) at high water levels for an unprecedented period of over 60 days. Tom […]

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