Grain, Fertilizer Transportation: MS River Flooding Prevents Barge Movement – DTN

🕔Mar 21, 2019While the Upper Mississippi River (UMR) remains in winter hibernation, the rest of the river system is overflowing with excess water from snowmelt and recent rains. The flooding is preventing […]

Moving Grain: Illinois River Traffic Hampered; Ocean Freight Rates Continue Slide

🕔Jan 31, 2019Notice to Our Readers on Incomplete Data Due to our staff being on furlough because of the recent partial government shutdown, some GTR datasets are incomplete in this week’s report. […]

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: Corn Inspections Rise; Barge Tonnage Recovers

🕔Aug 2, 2018Corn Inspections Continue to Rise For the week ending July 26, total inspections of grain (corn, wheat, and soybeans) for export from all major U.S. export regions reached 2.81 million […]

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: 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 […]

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 […]

Moving Grain: Canadian Rail Strike on Hold; Miss. River Traffic Still Slow – DTN

🕔Apr 24, 2018Rail shippers in Canada and the U.S. could be heard breathing a sigh of relief late Friday evening after the CP announced it had come to what may be just […]

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, […]

Cash Market: Flooding Continues to Complicate River Navigation – DTN

🕔Mar 6, 2018Heavy rainfall, from the middle to lower Mississippi River Valley eastward across much of the Ohio River Basin, resulted in widespread river flooding along Cincinnati, Cairo, Memphis and other locations, […]

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