Moving Grain: Minor Barge Traffic Delays Reported

🕔Dec 20, 2018Heading into Winter, Minor Grain Barge Traffic Delays Reported For the first half of December, ice accumulations have not been an issue on the Illinois River and lower portions of […]

Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi River Navigation Season Ends

🕔Dec 14, 2018Upper Mississippi River Navigation Season Ends for St. Paul District The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers reports the last barge tow of the 2018 navigation season departed St. Paul, MN, […]

Upper Mississippi River Barges Head South for Winter – DTN

🕔Dec 12, 2018The Upper Mississippi River (UMR) shipping season is officially over as tows pushing barges, like flocks of geese, headed south for the winter. It’s always bittersweet for those of us […]

Moving Grain: Vessel Loading Activity Remains Strong

🕔Dec 6, 2018Grain Vessel Loading Activity Remains Strong as Ocean Freight Rates Inch Up Grain vessel loading activity in the U.S. Gulf and PNW ports has remained relatively strong so far during […]

Moving Grain: Commodities Show Mixed Inspection Trends

🕔Nov 29, 2018Grain Commodities Show Mixed Inspection Trends For the week ending November 22, grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) inspections totaled 2.53 million metric tons (mmt), up 1 percent from last week […]

Moving Grain: Upper Mississippi, Illinois River Return to Normal Operations

🕔Nov 15, 2018Upper Mississippi and Illinois River Returning to Normal Operations As of November 12, high water levels on the Upper Mississippi and Illinois rivers are decreasing and barge traffic is returning […]

Moving Grain: Slower Barge Tonnage Pace Drags Down Freight Rates

🕔Nov 8, 2018Slower Pace of Grain Barge Tonnages Drags Down Barge Freight Rates As of November 3, year-to-date (YTD) grain barge tonnages, on the locking portions of the Mississippi, Ohio, and Arkansas […]

Moving Grain: Funding for Water Infrastructure Programs Approved

🕔Nov 1, 2018USDA Releases Early Report for Agricultural Projections to 2028 On November 2, USDA will release selected tables from its upcoming USDA Agricultural Projections to 2028 report that will be published […]

Moving Grain: Mississippi River Locks Reopen After Flood-Related Closures

🕔Oct 25, 2018Mississippi River Locks Reopen after Flood-related Closures Significant rainfall has resulted in flooding conditions, which closed multiple locks on the Upper Mississippi River. The impacted locks are located on a […]

Moving Grain: Barge Traffic Slowed by Flooding Along Upper Mississippi

🕔Oct 18, 2018Flooding Conditions Still Impacting Barge Traffic on Upper Mississippi River As of October 17, rain in the central U.S. caused flooding that closed 7 locks on the upper Mississippi River. […]

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